CDC MMWR - Quitting Smoking Among Adults – United States, 2001-2010
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
CDC analyzed 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data to describe U.S. adult smokers' interest in quitting, quit attempts in the past year, successful recent smoking cessation, and use of evidence-based cessation treatments and services by demographic characteristics. This report describes the results of that analysis, which found that 68.8% of current smokers want to completely stop smoking, 52.4% of smokers had made a quit attempt in the past year, and 6.2% of smokers had successfully quit within the past year. Further findings indicate that 48.3% of smokers who saw a health care professional in the past year recalled getting advice to quit and 31.7% of smokers used counseling and/or FDA-approved medications when they tried to quit.
In addition, the MMWR contains an announcement recognizing the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, observed this year on November 17th.
The online version of the journal is available on the CDC Web site at www.cdc.gov/mmwr.
Source: CDC/Office on Smoking and Health