Smoking Cessation - Prevention Summary Table

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found by following the More Information link in the table below.

Legend:
green line green - headed in the right direction
red line red - headed in the wrong direction
black line black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
purple purple - indeterminate
blue blue - Healthy People 2030 target
Measure Name Quitting Smoking Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Year Range 1998-2018 1992-2019
Measure

Attempt to quit: The percentage of adult smokers aged 18 years and older who attempted smoking cessation within the past 12 months. The attempt-to-quit measure includes both current smokers who smoke every day or some days and who, at the time of the survey, had quit smoking for at least 1 day during the past 12 months, as well as recent former smokers, who quit smoking less than or equal to 1 year ago.

The percentage of adult smokers (aged 18 years and older) who have seen a physician in the past 12 months and report that the physician advised them to quit smoking.

Recent Summary Trend Rising Rising
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2018 2014-2019
Desired Direction Rising Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Quitting Smoking, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, 54.1% of adult smokers attempted to quit smoking within the past year. In 2018 to 2019, 69.5% of adult smokers who had seen a physician during the past 12 months reported being advised by that doctor to quit smoking.
Healthy People 2030 Target Increase to 65.7% the proportion of adult everyday smokers ages 18 and older, who stopped smoking for a day or longer because they were trying to quit. The Healthy People 2020 target for physicians' advice to quit smoking in office-based ambulatory care settings is 21.1 percent of visits. The target for ordered or provided tobacco counseling during hospital visits is 24.9 percent of visits.
More Information Quitting Smoking Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Last Updated July 2021 July 2021
Measure Name: Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Measure Name Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Year Range 1992-2019
Measure

The percentage of adult smokers (aged 18 years and older) who have seen a physician in the past 12 months and report that the physician advised them to quit smoking.

Recent Summary Trend Rising
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2019
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018 to 2019, 69.5% of adult smokers who had seen a physician during the past 12 months reported being advised by that doctor to quit smoking.
Healthy People 2020 Target The Healthy People 2020 target for physicians' advice to quit smoking in office-based ambulatory care settings is 21.1 percent of visits. The target for ordered or provided tobacco counseling during hospital visits is 24.9 percent of visits.
More Information Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Measure Name: Quitting Smoking
Measure Name Quitting Smoking
Year Range 1998-2018
Measure

Attempt to quit: The percentage of adult smokers aged 18 years and older who attempted smoking cessation within the past 12 months. The attempt-to-quit measure includes both current smokers who smoke every day or some days and who, at the time of the survey, had quit smoking for at least 1 day during the past 12 months, as well as recent former smokers, who quit smoking less than or equal to 1 year ago.

Recent Summary Trend Rising
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2018
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Quitting Smoking, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, 54.1% of adult smokers attempted to quit smoking within the past year.
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase to 65.7% the proportion of adult everyday smokers ages 18 and older, who stopped smoking for a day or longer because they were trying to quit.
More Information Quitting Smoking