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Protocol - Methods of Quitting Smoking Cigarettes - Adults

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Description

These self-administered questions ask current smokers about their attempts to stop smoking cigarettes within the past 3 months and what method or methods they used to quit.

Specific Instructions

Because these questions are asked of current cigarette smokers only, current cigarette smoking status should be ascertained before administering this protocol. The Smoking Cessation, Harm Reduction, and Biomarkers Working Group notes that these questions can also be asked of current users of other tobacco products or former smokers.

Protocol

1. During the past 3 months, how many times have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking cigarettes for good?

Response: Enter number of times _____ [RANGE: 1 - 99]

[ ] Dont Know/Refused

2. [Ask only if Q1= one or more times] When you last tried to quit smoking, did you do any of the following? (Respondent was permitted to select one or more of the 10 quit-method categories used in his or her most recent quit attempt; thus, categories are not mutually exclusive.)

2A. Gave up cigarettes all at once

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2B. Gradually cut back on cigarettes

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2C. Substituted some regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2D. Used nicotine patch or nicotine gum

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2E. Switched completely to e-cigarettes

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2F. Switched to “mild” cigarettes

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2G. Got help from a doctor or other health professional

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2H. Used FDA-approved medications such as Zyban®1 or Chantix®2

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2I. Got help from a website such as Smokefree.gov

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

2J. Got help from a telephone quitline

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

1 GSK
2 Pfizer

Availability

Available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Lifestage

Adult

Participants

Current smokers

Adults (aged 18 or older)

Selection Rationale

Combinations of pharmacotherapy and behavioral approaches may be used in quitting smoking. This protocol captures number of quit attempts in the past 3 months, as well as the use of one or multiple methods in combination to quit.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) Smoking Adult Cigarette Quitting Method Questionnaire Assessment Text   7580707 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not Applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Caraballo RS, et al. Quit Methods Used by US Adult Cigarette Smokers, 2014-2016. Prev Chronic Dis, 2017.

Source

Caraballo, R. S., Shafer, P. R., Patel, D., Davis, K. C., & McAfee, T. A. (2017). Quit methods used by US adult cigarette smokers, 2014-2016. Prevention of Chronic Disease, 14, E32.

General References

Hummel, K., Nagelhout, G. E., Fong, G. T., Vardavas, C. I., Papadakis, S., Herbeć, A., Mons, U., van den Putte, B., Borland, R., Fernández, E., de Vries, H., McNeill, A., Gravely, S., Przewoźniak, K., Kovacs, P., Trofor, A. C., & Willemsen, M. C. (2018). Quitting activity and use of cessation assistance reported by smokers in eight European countries: Findings from the EUREST-PLUS ITC Europe Surveys. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 16(Suppl 2), A6.

Papadakis, S., Katsaounou, P. A., Kyriakos, C. N., Balmford, J., Tzavara, C. K., Girvalaki, C., Driezen, P., Filippidis, F. T., Herbec, A., Hummel, K., McNeill, A., Mons, U., Fernández, E., Fu, M., Trofor, A., Demjén, T., ZatoÅ„ski, W., Willemsen, M. C., Fong, G. T., & Vardavas, C. (in press). Quitting behaviours and cessation methods used in 8 European Countries in 2018: Findings from the EUREST-PLUS ITC Europe Surveys. European Journal of Public Health, 30(Suppl 3), iii26-iii33.

Rodu, B., & Plurphanswat, N. (2017). Quit methods used by American smokers, 2013-2014. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(11), 1403.

Soulakova, J. N., & Crockett, L. J. (2017). Unassisted quitting and smoking cessation methods used in the United States: Analyses of 2010-2011 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey data. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 20(1), 30-39.

Sutanto, E., Miller, C., Smith, D. M., OConnor, R. J., Quah, A., Cummings, K. M., Xu, S., Fong, G. T., Hyland, A., Ouimet, J., Yoshimi, I., Mochizuki, Y., Tabuchi, T., & Goniewicz, M. L. (2019). Prevalence, use behaviors, and preferences among users of heated tobacco products: Findings from the 2018 ITC Japan Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(23), 4630.

Verbiest, M., Brakema, E., van der Kleij, R., Sheals, K., Allistone, G., Williams, S., McEwen, A., & Chavannes, N. (2017). National guidelines for smoking cessation in primary care: A literature review and evidence analysis. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 27(1), 2.

Protocol ID

330301

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Cut_Back
PX330301020200 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Gradually cut back on cigarettes show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Help_Doctor
PX330301020700 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Got help from a doctor or other health professional show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Help_Telephone
PX330301021000 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Got help from a telephone quitline show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Help_Website
PX330301020900 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Got help from a website such as Smokefree.gov show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Medications
PX330301020800 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Used FDA-approved medications such as Zyban or Chantix show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Nicotine_Patch_Gum
PX330301020400 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Used nicotine patch or nicotine gum show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Substitute_Electronic
PX330301020300 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Substituted some regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Surrender
PX330301020100 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Gave up cigarettes all at once show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Switch_Electronic
PX330301020500 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Switched completely to e-cigarettes show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Last_Attempt_Quit_Switch_Mild
PX330301020600 When you last tried to quit smoking, did you more
do any of the following? Switched to “mild” cigarettes show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Times_Stopped_Quitting
PX330301010100 During the past 3 months, how many times more
have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking cigarettes for good? show less
N/A
PX330301_Methods_Quitting_Smoking_Adult_Times_Stopped_Quitting_Enumerated
PX330301010200 During the past 3 months, how many times more
have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking cigarettes for good? Enumerated show less
N/A
Smoking Cessation, Harm Reduction and Biomarkers
Measure Name

Methods of Quitting Smoking Cigarettes - Adults

Release Date

February 23, 2021

Definition

Describes strategies for stopping the use of tobacco products including electronic nicotine delivery systems.

Purpose

To capture interventions for smoking cessation, pharmacological and behavioral strategies are common and, when used in combination, are likely to lead to higher levels of assisted success. Unassisted quitting is the most common approach.

Keywords

Smoking Cessation, Harm Reduction, and Biomarkers, smoking, quitting smoking, quit, quit method, intervention, pharmacologic, behavioral, cessation strategies, electronic nicotine delivery systems, ENDS

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
330301 Methods of Quitting Smoking Cigarettes - Adults
Publications

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