Table 1

 Cigarette consumption and ever nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) use of current smokers in 2002*

Total smokersSmokers according to frequency of smoking and number of cigs per day
OccasionalDaily <15 cigs/dDaily 15+ cigs/d
*Table entries are weighted percentages (±95% confidence intervals).
Ever used NRT (n = 1914)−31.6 (1.5)−16.3 (2.3)−26.9 (3.0)−47.0 (2.2)
Reason for using NRT
To quit (n = 1622)86.4 (2.1)83.3 (5.7)86.5 (3.3)87.1 (2.7)
To tide over (n = 145)7.4 (1.6)4.6 (2.5)5.2 (2.1)9.2 (2.1)
To cut down (n = 75)4.0 (1.0)4.4 (3.5)2.7 (1.4)4.6 (1.5)
Just curious (n = 82)4.2 (1.0)4.6 (2.6)5.5 (2.2)3.4 (1.1)