Characteristics and Correlates of Recent Successful Cessation Among Adult Cigarette Smokers, United States, 2018

Today, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, released the following tobacco-related brief in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

Characteristics and Correlates of Recent Successful Cessation Among Adult Cigarette Smokers, United States, 2018

This study assessed characteristics and correlates of recent successful cessation (quitting smoking for 6 months or longer within the past year) among U.S. adult cigarette smokers aged 18 years or older.  Estimates came from the July 2018 fielding of the 2018-2019 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey.  In 2018, 7.1% (about 1 in 14) of adult smokers reported recent successful cessation.  Some groups had less successes, including certain demographic groups, and some groups had greater success, including exclusive e-cigarette users, people with smoke-free home rules, and people who received advice to quit from a medical doctor.  To help more smokers quit, public health practitioners can ensure that evidence-based tobacco control interventions, including barrier-free access to evidence-based cessation treatments, are reaching populations that face greater barriers to successfully quitting smoking.  Coordinated local, state, and national efforts can accelerate progress toward increasing smoking cessation and reducing tobacco-related disease and death.

This article is available here:
https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2020/20_0173.htm

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