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Quit Methods Used by US Adult Cigarette Smokers, 2014-2016.

Quit Methods Used by US Adult Cigarette Smokers, 2014-2016.
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Caraballo RS, Shafer PR, Patel D, Davis KC, McAfee TA,


Caraballo RS, Shafer PR, Patel D, Davis KC, McAfee TA, (click to view)

Caraballo RS, Shafer PR, Patel D, Davis KC, McAfee TA,

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Preventing chronic disease 2017 04 1314() E32 doi 10.5888/pcd14.160600

Abstract

To quantify the prevalence of 10 quit methods commonly used by adult cigarette smokers, we used data from a nationally representative longitudinal (2014-2016) online survey of US adult cigarette smokers (n = 15,943). Overall, 74.7% of adult current cigarette smokers used multiple quit methods during their most recent quit attempt. Giving up cigarettes all at once (65.3%) and reducing the number of cigarettes smoked (62.0%) were the most prevalent methods. Substituting some cigarettes with e-cigarettes was used by a greater percentage of smokers than the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or other cessation aids approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Further research into the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid is warranted.

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