Data Available: First Wave of Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
 
The PATH Study is a household-based, nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of 45,971 youth (12-17 years) and adults in the United States. The study was launched in 2011 to inform the FDA’s regulatory activities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that was signed into law in 2009. Data in the first wave were collected from September 2013 to December 2014.
 
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