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.
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.
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