Michigan Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Indicators:
Quit Smoking Attempts


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Indicator:  Adult smokers who reported that they have attempted to quit within the past year

What it measures:  Percent of adults who reported that they smoke cigarettes and have tried to quit smoking for at least one day within the past year

Why it is important:  Tobacco products contain nicotine, a drug that produces dependence and may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine or alcohol. Quitting smoking is difficult. It often takes repeated attempts before a smoker successfully becomes a non-smoker. But, many smokers do successfully quit. In fact, nationwide, former smokers now outnumber current smokers.

Quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing smoking-related diseases, such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Stopping smoking also can have other health benefits. For example, women who stop smoking during pregnancy can reduce their risk of having a low-birth weight baby.

(Source:  Quitting Smoking)

MDHHS programs that address this indicator:  Tobacco

MDHHS data for this indicator:  Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

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