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Current smokers were defined as respondents who currently smoked every day or some days; former smokers were defined as respondents who had smoked at least cigarettes in their lifetime but who now report no cigarette use; lifetime nonsmokers were defined as those respondents who had not smoked cigarettes in their lifetime.