Some smokers can put a cigarette down, vow to never smoke again and keep their promise. But for most, it won’t be that easy. Most smokers will need help quitting.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most African-American adult cigarette smokers want to quit smoking, and many have tried. Among African-American current daily cigarette smokers aged 18 years and older, 72.8 percent report that they want to quit compared to 67.5 percent of whites and 67.4 percent of Hispanics, and 63.4 percent report attempting to quit compared to 53.3 percent of whites and 56.2 percent of Hispanics.