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 2020 target
Measure Name Quitting Smoking Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Year Range 1998-2015 1992-2011
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 1 year ago.

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

Recent Summary Trend Rising Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2011-2015 2006-2011
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 2015, 53.5% of adult smokers attempted to quit smoking within the past year. In 2010 to 2011, 64.4% 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 Increase to 80.0% 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 January 2017 March 2015
Measure Name: Quitting Smoking
Measure Name Quitting Smoking
Year Range 1998-2015
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 1 year ago.

Recent Summary Trend Rising
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2011-2015
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Quitting Smoking, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2015, 53.5% of adult smokers attempted to quit smoking within the past year.
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase to 80.0% 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
Measure Name: Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Measure Name Clinicians' Advice to Quit Smoking
Year Range 1992-2011
Measure

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

Recent Summary Trend Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2006-2011
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 2010 to 2011, 64.4% 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