Thursday, October 15, 2015

Trends in Quit Attempts Among Adult Cigarette Smokers 2001–2013

The proportion of cigarette smokers who report having made a quit attempt in the past year varies by state and may be attributed to a variety of factors, including differences in population demographics; tobacco control program infrastructure, programs, and policies; and awareness, availability, accessibility, and use of evidence-based smoking cessation treatments. To assess progress made toward the Healthy People 2020 target of increasing the proportion of U.S. adult cigarette smokers who made a quit attempt during the past year to ≥80 percent, CDC analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for the years 2001–2010 and 2011–2013 to provide updated state-specific trends in quit attempts among adult smokers. 

During 2001–2010, the proportion of smokers who reported a quit attempt during the preceding 12 months increased in 29 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During 2011–2013, quit attempts increased in Hawaii and Puerto Rico and decreased in New Mexico. In 2013, almost two thirds of smokers had made a quit attempt in the past year, ranging from 56.2 percent (Kentucky) to 76.4 percent (Puerto Rico and Guam).

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