Why More Smokers Are Kicking the Habit

COPD, Featured Article, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Respiratory Health
on May 31, 2013

It’s World No Tobacco Day, and the good news is that smokers are now more likely than ever to quit, according to a current CDC report.

The CDC examined the connection between awareness of anti-smoking messages and intent to stop smoking and included the report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Results revealed that in 9 of the 17 nations studied, the intent to quit smoking was very much connected to awareness of anti-smoking messages in a single media channel when compared to no awareness. In 14 of the countries studied, the intent to quit smoking was especially linked to awareness of message in several channels compared to no awareness.

There were 265,564 participants and 50,209 reported they were smokers. The participants noticed anti-smoking campaigned in at least one of four of the media channels in all of the nations and the studies show that more of the subjects picked up on anti-smoking message from television than any other media. 10,439 of the participants planned to quit smoking after the study.

World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World No Tobacco Day on May 31st to increase awareness to the health risks of tobacco use and how you can avoid them. WHO estimates that if tobacco use patterns do not change, up to 8 million people will die every year as a result of tobacco use by the year 2030.

Learn how you can Quit Smoking For Good.