Together, the two tables provide an overview of why people decide to stop smoking and when they plan to do so.
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The top two reasons given by smokers for quitting are their overall health (71%), followed by financial concerns (31%), and the possibility of contracting diseases linked to smoking (25%). The fact that heavy smokers identify current health issues as the cause almost twice as frequently as light smokers are one thing to stand out from this table.
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The second table shows that most smokers (71%) who were interviewed wanted to stop, with light smokers being more likely to do so (79%) than heavy smokers (60%). Only 12% of smokers indicated they were ready to give up within the next month, compared to 35% who said they planned to quit within the next six months. Although just 29% of smokers on average were resistant to quitting, heavy smokers were nearly twice as resistant as light smokers, which may be an indication of the intensity of addiction in the former group.
In conclusion, individuals want to stop smoking for reasons other than current health issues, such as the desire to enhance their physical well-being. The majority of smokers have intentions to stop smoking at some time.