Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
8.5 percent (2020)
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
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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.