Status: Baseline only


Increase the proportion of adult smokers who receive advice to quit from a health professional

Baseline: 56.9 percent of adult current cigarette smokers and former cigarette smokers aged 18 years and over who quit in the past 12 months reported receiving advice from a medical doctor, dentist, or other health professional to quit smoking or to quit using other kinds of tobacco in 2015 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 66.6 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Cigarette smoking causes cancer and early death. Health care providers can help their patients quit smoking by asking them about tobacco use, advising them to quit, and providing counseling and medication.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup