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Numerator

Number of current cigarette smokers aged 18 years and older who quit smoking for 1 day or longer during the 12 months prior to the interview and former smokers abstinent less than 365 days.

Denominator

Number of adults in the survey population aged 18 years and older who are current cigarette smokers and former smokers abstinent less than 365 days.

Methodology

Adults are classified as current smokers if they report currently smoking cigarettes "everyday" or "some days".

The methodology counts both successful (currently abstinent less than one year) and failed cessation attempts in the last 12 months.

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If yes:]

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all:]

  1. Everyday
  2. Some days
  3. Not at all

[if everyday or some days]

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for 1 day or longer BECAUSE YOU WERE TRYING TO QUIT SMOKING?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[if not at all]

How long has it been since you quit smoking cigarettes?

________

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+

Interventions

Increasing Tobacco Use Cessation: Mass Media Campaigns When Combined with Additional Interventions

Campaigns, as evaluated for this review, are mass media interventions that use brief, recurring messages to inform and motivate tobacco users to quit.

Increasing Tobacco Use Cessation: Multicomponent Interventions that Include Telephone Support

These multicomponent interventions provide people who use tobacco products with cessation counseling or assistance in initiating or maintaining abstinence via telephone.

Increasing Tobacco Use Cessation: Reducing Client Out-of-pocket Costs for Cessation Therapies

These interventions include efforts to reduce the financial barriers that may keep people from using cessation therapies such as nicotine replacement, other pharmacologic therapies, or behavioral therapies including cessation groups.

Increasing Tobacco Use Cessation: Provider Reminder Systems Alone and with Provider Education

Provider reminder systems for tobacco cessation include efforts to identify clients who use tobacco products and to prompt providers to discuss and/or to advise clients about quitting.