Almost 70 Percent of Smokers Want to Quit, But Few Do

A new government study finds almost 70 percent of American smokers want to quit, and more than half tried last year, but only 6 percent succeeded.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found most people who tried to quit smoking did not use medicine or counseling, which can double or triple success rates, according to a CDC news release. Most people who wanted to quit smoking did not receive smoking cessation advice from a doctor, the report noted.

Almost 76 percent of African-American smokers wanted to quit in 2010, according to The Wall Street Journal. While 59 percent tried, only 3 percent were successful, the lowest rate among races and ethnicities measured by the CDC.

Smokers who had a college degree had an 11 percent success rate, compared with just 3 percent with smokers with fewer than 12 years of education.

The report notes that making health care settings, public places and workplaces smoke free encourages smokers to quit. The CDC also urged the health care industry to provide comprehensive insurance coverage, with no deductibles or co-payments for smoking cessation services and treatments.

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    September 14, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    I find sometimes statistics hendering at times. Once you read somthing it becomes memory set and can be reflected upon as recolection . Based on what may perhaps be within your mental make up you may view information differently than others . I didnt care for the seperation of races the number runners creat seperation of unity . I quit smoking its very difficult and a mind set prior to doing so . There is many habbits that can be overcome . Time has to pass , be prepared for the urgency and the need to lst time pass it does so without mercy .You have to not dwell on it but i know we do For me it was about four days of staying awake and finnaly a normal night sleep. The following days just got easier . It took longer to get the reminders in smell out but actually it didnt bother me to smell cigarettes . i was a three pack a day person . Prepare for time to pass and do it . We all know the effects , the information has always been out there , none of which is helps you quit. Those three days will ensure that eventually your mind will start doing of something else unless you dwell . Once you sleep you can repeat that and after two months youl find places that still has the smell and you will smile. You will be tolerant of people who smoke and you can pass on how you did your thing your way You dont need me to stop but know i am for the people like me part of your backbone because it is hard for anyone , nicotine chooses no one.

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    Randy Wayne Fricke

    November 15, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    6%? is not acceptable. If you want to quit smoking I can help you.

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