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QuickStats: Assistance Used to Quit Smoking by Adults Aged >18 Years* During the Preceding 2 Years, by Type --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005

* Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Only former smokers who had quit smoking within the preceding 2 years were asked about types of assistance used to quit.

Respondents were allowed to select more than one type of assistance used to quit smoking. Data are not available on the number of persons who did not use any type.

Although many types of assistance to quit smoking are available, support from family and friends (25.9%) and nicotine patches (15.5%) were the most commonly used types in 2005. Other types used less frequently were prescription pills (7.4%); nicotine gum (6.7%); nasal sprays, inhalers, or lozenges (3.7%); and books, pamphlets, or videos (3.6%).

SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2005. Available at

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