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Table 2 Receipt of brief cessation intervention by current cigarette-only smokers — National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009–2010

From: Receipt of evidence-based brief cessation interventions by health professionals and use of cessation assisted treatments among current adult cigarette-only smokers: National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009–2010

Brief cessation interventiona Number Percentb
Did the health care professional …
ASK about current tobacco use
 Yes 9520 88.3
 Noc 1281 11.7
ADVISE to quit
 Yes 7324 66.4
 Noc 3477 33.6
ASSESS willingness to quit now
 Yes 4787 43.4
 Noc 6014 56.6
ASSIST by providing appropriate tobacco dependence treatment and intervene to increase motivation to quitd
 Yes 4356 38.6
 Noc 6445 61.4
Provide specific ‘Assist’ options   
 Cessation medicationse 2835 24.9 %
 Cessation materialsf 2645 24.4 %
 Counselingg 1934 17.8 %
 Counseling and medicationh 1269 11.2 %
 Set a quit datei 586 5.6 %
ARRANGE follow-up
 Yes 642 6.3
 Noc 10159 93.7
  1. Note: Among all current cigarette-only smokers who reported seeing a doctor, dentist, nurse or other health professional in the past 12 months
  2. aData are presented in the standard 5A order
  3. bPercentage is weighted for age, sex race/ethnicity, and education. Weighted percentage refers to respondents who answered yes to using the selected cessation treatments
  4. cRefers to respondents who answered no, don’t know/not sure, refused, or didn’t respond to the question
  5. dNumbers for specific ‘Assisted’ interventions listed may not add to 38.6 % because multiple options could be selected
  6. eCessation medications refers to a nicotine patch, nicotine gum, lozenges, nasal spray, an inhaler, Wellbutrin, Zyban, Bupropion, Chantix, or Varenicline
  7. f‘Cessation materials refers to booklets, videos, or Web site addresses
  8. gCounseling refers to referral to a telephone quitline, a class or program, or one-on-one counseling
  9. hRefers to the mutually exclusive combination of counseling and cessation medication
  10. iSet a quit date refers to a health professional helping to set a date to quit