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Table 2
Attempting to Quit and Being Counseled to Quit Smoking:
Intensity of Cigarette Smoking


 

TRIED TO QUIT1

 

ADVISED BY PHYSICIAN TO QUIT2
ALL SMOKERS3 SMOKERS WITH A
PHYSICIAN VISIT4
(PERCENT) (PERCENT) (PERCENT)

All Smokers5

51
33
48
   Recent Quitters6
100*
33
43*
   Someday Smokers
66*
23*
34*
   Everyday Smokers
41
36
52
      1-20 cigs.
       per day
45
35
51
      21-39 cigs.
       per day
30#
36
56#
      >=40 cigs.
      per day
25#
40#
61#

1 Percent of smokers in each category who tried to quit smoking during the 12 months prior to the survey. Includes people who successfully quit during the 12 months prior to the survey.
2 Percent of smokers in each category who received physician counseling to quit smoking during the 12 months prior to the survey.
3 Persons without a physician visit were assumed not to have been counseled by a physician to stop smoking.
4 Includes all smokers who had a physician visit during the 12 months prior to the survey.
5 Includes all persons who smoked during the 12 months prior to the survey, including recent quitters.
6 Persons who quit smoking during the 12 months prior to the survey.
* Compared to everyday smokers, difference is significant at p <= 0.05.
# Compared to 1-20 cigarettes per day, difference is significant at p <= 0.05.

 

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