Increase successful quit attempts in adults who smoke — TU‑14

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
8.5 percent (2020) *

10.6 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

8.5 percent of cigarette smokers aged 18 years and over successfully quit in 2020  1 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase recent smoking cessation success among adult smokers

Target-Setting Method


Cigarette smoking causes cancer and early death. Counseling and medication make it more likely that people will quit smoking — and strategies to raise awareness and provide insurance coverage for these treatments make it more likely that people will use them.

Topic:  Tobacco Use

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup

1. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.