November 16, 2011
A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that although more than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, only a small percentage do; reinforcing the need for more programs to help smokers quit.
The report noted that while counseling programs and medication can double or triple smokers’ chances of quitting, most who tried in 2010 didn’t use either nor did they seek a doctor’s advice.
The CDC said that the high percentage of smokers who want to quit signals a step in the right direction, but stressed the need for health care providers to offer more smoking-cessation programs, many of which have only recently become available under certain health insurance plans.
Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal.
Most Smokers Want to Quit, Only a Fraction Actually Do