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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.
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
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