More than half of local smokers attempted to quit
Data released from the Greater Cincinnati Adult Tobacco Survey show that 54% of adult smokers in the Greater Cincinnati region have attempted to quit in the past year, and 72% are thinking about quitting for good.
The survey of more than 2,000 adults in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana was conducted on behalf of Interact for Health.
The health benefits of quitting smoking are numerous. More than 25% of adults in the Greater Cincinnati region reported that they are former smokers, according to the survey, which is more than the 19% who are current smokers. When those rates are applied based on the population of the region, nearly half a million people currently living in Greater Cincinnati have successfully quit smoking.
Survey respondents who had successfully quit were asked what methods were helpful in their quest to become smoke-free. Prescription or over-the-counter cessation medications were most common at 36%, followed by no assistance/cold turkey (25%).
If you want to quit, talk to your health care provider or call 1-800-QUIT NOW .
For additional data visit http://www.interactforhealth.org/about-tobacco-survey.