By Ann Kelly, CSG associate director of health policy
Everyone knows someone who has tried to quit smoking and failed. Consider:
More than 44 percent of adult smokers and more than half of high school cigarette smokers try to quit each year.
70 percent of smokers want to quit smoking, and most have tried to quit at least once on their own before seeking professional help.
For most people it takes many attempts—up to five to seven tries—to successfully stop smoking.