Table 2

Percentages of smokers reporting 4-week point prevalence cessation and attempts to quit smoking between baseline and 6-months follow-up as a function of smoking reduction and the use of NRT for smoking reduction and/or temporary abstinence

Reported SR at baseline* Reported NRT use for SR at baseline Reported NRT use for TA at baseline
Yes (n=1611)No (n=1538)Yes (n=402)No (n=1209)No (n=407)Yes (n=2742)
Quit attempt from baseline to 6 months, % (n)
 Yes37.0 (596)19.1 (293)45.8 (184)34.2 (413)40.0 (163)26.5 (726)
 No63.0 (1015)80.9 (1245)54.2 (218)65.8 (796)60.0 (244)73.5 (2016)
Quit smoking at 6 months, % (n)
 Yes9.4 (152)6.0 (92)11.2 (45)8.9 (107)12.3 (50)7.1 (195)
 No90.6 (1459)94.0 (1446)88.8 (357)91.1 (1102)87.7 (357)92.9 (2547)
  • Table entries are weighted to match the 2001 census.

  • * Those reporting smoking reduction compared with those reporting that they were not reducing their cigarette consumption.

  • Those reporting smoking reduction with NRT versus those reducing their smoking without NRT.

  • ‡Those reporting temporary abstinence with NRT versus those reporting temporary abstinence without NRT.

  • NRT, nicotine replacement therapy; SR, smoking reduction; TA, temporary abstinence.