About the PATH Study Public Data Extract Repository

The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study began originally surveying 45,971 adult and youth respondents. The PATH Study was launched in 2011 to inform the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory activities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and began Wave 1 data collection in 2013. The PATH Study is a collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The study sampled over 150,000 mailing addresses across the United States to create a national sample of tobacco users and non-users. These 45,971 individuals constitute the first (baseline) wave of data collected by this longitudinal cohort study. Respondents are asked to complete an interview at each follow-up wave. Additional information about the PATH Study and access to the public-use data are provided on the PATH Study series page.

This repository archives user-contributed analytic extract data and code from analyses of the PATH Study Public-Use Files (PUF) for publications and other uses based on the PATH Study PUF data. Accessing PATH Study data extracts within this repository is consistent with the ICPSR Terms of Use that prohibit the transfer of PATH Study data that has been downloaded from the ICPSR websites to any third parties. Users need an ICPSR MyData account to download data deposited with this repository. When downloading, users will be prompt to login with a MyData account or to create one.