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Substance Use

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Tobacco Use
A question about how often an individual uses or used any tobacco product. An ordered reference standard related to the use of tobacco within a period of time.

Element from the TAPS Tool: In the PAST 12 MONTHS, how often have you used any tobacco product (for example, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or smokeless tobacco)?

1. Daily or almost daily (displayed as "0"): a subjective response that something happens daily or almost daily
2. Weekly (displayed as "1"): Every week
3. Monthly (displayed as "2"): Every month
4. Less than Monthly (displayed as "3"): An event that occurs less frequently than once a month
5. Never (displayed as "4"): Not ever, at no time in the past (or future).


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