PCD News Summary for Thursday, December 10, 2020

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

In 2018, 1 in 14 U.S. adult smokers reported recent successful smoking cessation. This study assessed the characteristics and correlates of recent successful cessation among U.S. adult cigarette smokers. In 2018, 7.1% (about 1 in 14) U.S. adults who smoked reported successfully quitting. Some groups had less success, 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 people quit smoking, public health practitioners can support efforts to 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 quit smoking. Increasing smoking cessation reduces smoking-related disease, death, and economic costs.

Robin Scala
Senior Press Officer
Office on Smoking and Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office: 770-488-5488
Cell: 770-265-5757
Email: RScala@cdc.gov



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