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Smoking Status

Classification of a patient’s smoking behavior.

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Tobacco/Nicotine Product Use
Use of the tobacco plant leaf or its products. The predominant use of tobacco is by smoke inhalation of cigarettes, pipes, and cigars. Smokeless tobacco refers to a variety of tobacco products that are either sniffed, sucked, or chewed. An electronic cigarette is a vaporizer device that simulates smoking by providing some of the aspects of smoking that includes nicotine but without combusting tobacco. These products include psychoactive ingredient, nicotine.

Question Prompt: Any use of tobacco (or nicotine-containing) products?
Permissible Values:
o Never (SNOMED: 702979003) An individual who has never consumed tobacco products in their lifetime.
o Former (SNOMED: 702975009) An individual who has consumed tobacco products in his or her lifetime but who had quit consumption at the time of question.
o Current - Daily (SNOMED: TBD) An individual who has consumed tobacco products in his or her lifetime, and who does so every day.
o Current - Occasionally (SNOMED: TBD) An individual who has consumed tobacco products in his or her lifetime, who uses now, but does not use every day.
o Unknown (SNOMED: TBD) An individual for whose tobacco product use is unknown.




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