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H1 = HINTS 1 (2003)

H2 = HINTS 2 (2005)

H3 = HINTS 3 (2008)

H4Cyc1 = HINTS 4 Cycle 1 (2011)

H4Cyc2 = HINTS 4 Cycle 2 (2012)

H4Cyc3 = HINTS 4 Cycle 3 (2013)

H4Cyc4 = HINTS 4 Cycle 4 (2014)

FDA = HINTS FDA (2015)

FDACyc2 = HINTS FDA Cycle 2 (2017)

H5Cyc1 = HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)

H5Cyc2 = HINTS 5 Cycle 2 (2018)

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Tobacco Use
How likely do you think it is that you will develop lung cancer in the future?
On the average, how many cigarettes do you now smoke a day?
On how many of the past 30 days, did you smoke a cigarette?
On the average, when you smoked during the past 30 days, about how many cigarettes did you smoke a day?
During the past 12 months, have you tried to quit smoking completely?
How many times during the past 12 months have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?
About how long has it been since you completely quit smoking cigarettes?
Have you ever smoked cigarettes every day for at least 6 months?
When you last smoked every day, how many cigarettes did you usually smoke each day?
Around this time 12 months ago, were you smoking cigarettes. . .
Next are some questions about new types of tobacco products that have been recently introduced. Have you ever heard of a tobacco product called Eclipse?
Have you heard of any other types of new tobacco products? These would include products like Accord, Advance, Omni, Exalt and Stonewall.
You said you have heard of {FILL WITH LIST OF ITEMS MENTIONED IN TU-18A-Jii}. Have you ever tried {this product/any of these products}?
Do you now use {FILL} every day, some days, or not at all?
{Now that you are using/When you tried or used} {FILL} {did/do} you smoke less of your regular brand of cigarettes, about the same number of your regular brand of cigarettes, or more of your regular brand of cigarettes?
What is the main reason you {use/tried or used} {FILL}?
As far as you know, is {FILL} less harmful than conventional cigarettes, equally harmful, or more harmful than conventional cigarettes?
What type of cigarette do you now smoke most often -- a regular, light, ultra light or some other type?
Is the main reason you now smoke this type of cigarette because it is a way to reduce the health risks of smoking, to try to quit smoking, because of the taste, or for some other reason?
Tobacco companies have recently introduced new types of cigarettes that are claimed to have fewer harmful chemicals or carcinogens. These have names like Eclipse, Accord, Advance, and Omni. Have you ever tried one of these products?
Tobacco companies have also recently introduced new types of smokeless tobacco products. These have names like Arriva, Exalt, and Revel. Have you ever tried one of these products?
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Overall, how many people who develop lung cancer do you think are cured?
Would you say the average smoker has about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
Would you say you have about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk, or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
...There's no risk of getting cancer if someone only smokes a few years.
...Whether a person gets lung cancer depends more on genes than anything else.
Have you ever smoked cigarettes every day for at least 6 months?
When you last smoked every day, how many cigarettes did you usually smoke each day?
Do you believe that some smokeless tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco and snuff, are less harmful than cigarettes?
Before being contacted for this survey, had you ever heard of telephone quit lines such as a toll-free number to call for help in quitting smoking?
In the past 12 months, did any doctor, dentist, nurse or other health professional suggest that you call or use a telephone helpline or quit line to help you quit smoking?
How likely would you be to call a smoking cessation telephone quit line in the future, for any reason?
Before being contacted for this survey, had you ever heard of 1-800-QUIT-NOW?
Smoking Status (Composite of Smoke100 and SmokeNow Recode)
At any time in the past year, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit?
How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: Smoking behavior is something basic about a person that they can't change very much.
In your opinion, do you think that some types of cigarettes are less harmful to a person's health than other types?
Compared to people who smoke every day, do you think people who smoke just some days have less or more risk of getting health problems in their lifetime?
Do you believe that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates tobacco products in the U.S.?
A hookah pipe (or shisha) is a large water pipe. People smoke tobacco using hookah pipes in groups at cafes or bars. Compared to smoking cigarettes, would you say that smoking tobacco using a hookah is…
How much do you think quitting cigarette smoking can help reduce the harmful effects of smoking?
How much do you think each of the following helps a current smoker reduce the harmful effects of smoking if the person continues to smoke?... Exercising
How much do you think each of the following helps a current smoker reduce the harmful effects of smoking if the person continues to smoke?... Eating fruits and vegetables
How much do you think each of the following helps a current smoker reduce the harmful effects of smoking if the person continues to smoke?... Taking vitamins
How much do you think each of the following helps a current smoker reduce the harmful effects of smoking if the person continues to smoke?... Sleeping at least 8 hours per night
Which statement best describes the rules about smoking inside your home?
Have you ever looked for information on electronic cigarettes from any source?
What kinds of information on electronic cigarettes have you ever looked for from any source?
What information did you look for the most recent time you looked for information about electronic cigarettes?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from a doctor/pharmacist/health care provider?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from family or friends?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from health organizations or groups?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from religious organizations and leaders?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from tobacco companies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from electronic cigarette companies?
Before being contacted for this survey (and regardless of whether or not you smoke), had you ever heard of telephone quitlines or websites for help with quitting smoking?
Have you ever called a telephone quitline or visited a website for help with quitting smoking?
How likely would you be to call a quitline or visit a website for help with quitting smoking in the future?
How many cigars, cigarillos, or little filtered cigars have you smoked in your entire life?
Do you now smoke cigars, cigarillos, or little filtered cigars every day, some days, or not at all?
Is the size of the cigars, cigarillos, or little filtered cigars that you usually smoke…
Before this survey, which of the following tobacco products have you ever heard of?
Which of the following tobacco products have you ever tried even once?
Have you used chewing tobacco, snus, snuff, or dip, at least 20 times in your entire life?
Do you now use chewing tobacco, snus, snuff, or dip every day, some days or not at all?
Were any of the tobacco products you used in the past 30 days flavored to taste like menthol (mint), clove, spice, alcohol (wine, cognac), candy, fruit, chocolate, or other sweets?
Of the five closest friends or acquaintances that you spend time with on a regular basis, how many of them use any kind of tobacco?
How soon after you wake up do you usually use any tobacco product?
How much do you agree or disagree that nicotine is the main substance in tobacco that makes people want to smoke?
How much do you agree or disagree that the nicotine in cigarettes is the substance that causes most of the cancer caused by smoking?
How much do you agree or disagree that addiction to nicotine is something that I am concerned about?
Overall, how addictive do you believe cigarette smoking is?
Overall, how addictive do you believe cigar smoking is?
Overall, how addictive do you believe smokeless tobacco use is?
Overall, how addictive do you believe using electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes is?
Overall, how addictive do you believe smoking tobacco in a hookah is?
Overall, how addictive do you believe smoking roll your own cigarettes is?
Overall, how addictive do you believe smoking a pipe filled with tobacco cigarette smoking is?
How harmful do you think electronic cigarette use is to a person's health?
Do you believe that anyone regulates statements from tobacco companies about the contents or health effects of their tobacco products?
Who do you believe regulates statements that tobacco companies make about the contents or health effects of their tobacco products?
In your opinion, how qualified is the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products?
How likely do you think it is that tobacco products could be made without some of the chemicals that are harmful to health?
If a tobacco product made a claim that it was less addictive than other tobacco products, how likely would you be to use that product?
If a tobacco product made a claim that it was less harmful to health than other tobacco products, how likely would you be to use that product?
Smokeless Tobacco Status (Composite of UsedTobacco20Times and UseTobaccoNow Recode)
Cigar Smoking Status (Composite of NumberCigarsSmoked and SmokeNowCigars Recode)
CigSLTCigar Tobacco Status (Indicator of current polytobacco use (including only Cigarettes, Smokeless, and Cigar))
Have you ever used an e-cigarette, even one or two times?
Do you now use an e-cigarette every day, some days, or not at all?
Do you think a tobacco product that says it has no additives is less harmful, about the same, or more harmful than a regular tobacco product?
Do you think a tobacco product that says it is organic is less harmful, about the same, or more harmful than a regular tobacco product?
CigSLTCigarEcig Tobacco Status (Indicator of current polytobacco use (including only Cigarettes, Smokeless, Cigar, and Ecig))
Electronic Cigarette Use (Composite of UsedECigEver and UseECigNow)
In the past 6 months, have you seen messages in newspapers or on television that say that a Federal Court has ordered tobacco companies to make statements about the dangers of smoking cigarettes?
Which of the following messages about the dangers of smoking cigarettes have you seen?
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