Methods for quitting smoking 2013

This statistic shows the results of a 2013 survey among adult American former smokers on methods and strategies for quitting smoking that worked best for them. 8 percent of surveyed former smokers stated that will power, commitment and/or the "mind over matter" principle helped them quit smoking.

Former smokers: Which strategies for quitting smoking were the most effective for you?

Share of respondents
Just quit / decided it was time / quit cold turkey48%
Will power / commitment / mind over matter8%
Support from family, friends / prayer6%
Used nicotine patch5%
Was experiencing health issues related to smoking5%
Stopped being around people who smoke4%
Used chewing gum / candy / seeds / lozenges to help3%
Used electronic cigarette3%
Cut down, then quit2%
Used prescription drugs2%
Became pregnant1%
Used hypnosis1%
Used nicotine gum1%
Other12%
Nothing2%
No opinion3%
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Source

Release date

July 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 10-14, 2013

Number of respondents

546 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Former smokers

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

According to the source: "Percentages total more than 100% due to multiple responses."
The source poses the question as follows: "Trying to be as specific as possible, what strategies or methods for quitting smoking were the most effective for you?"

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