Adult Cigarette Smoking Declined Between 1993 and 2000: CDC Report

September 1, 2002
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 11 No 9, Volume 11, Issue 9

WASHINGTON- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a modest but statistically significant decrease in the number of US cigarette smokers. The new analysis involved self-reported data generated by the 2000 National Interview Survey sample adult core questionnaire and cancer control module. The report found that about 23.3% of adults are current smokers vs 25.0% in 1993. Seventy percent of adult smokers said they wanted to quit, and 41% had tried to quite at least once.

WASHINGTON—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a modest butstatistically significant decrease in the number of US cigarette smokers. Thenew analysis involved self-reported data generated by the 2000 NationalInterview Survey sample adult core questionnaire and cancer control module. Thereport found that about 23.3% of adults are current smokers vs 25.0% in 1993.Seventy percent of adult smokers said they wanted to quit, and 41% had tried toquite at least once.