Use of pharmacotherapy

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.As noted previously, approximately four in ten (39.1%)a of those who attempted to quit in the past 2 years had used some kind of stop-smoking medication (SSM). Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) was used by 30.8%b, about twice the proportion who used “medication such as Zyban, Wellbutrin or Champix” (Figure 6.25).

Since 2003, the nicotine patch has been the most popular SSM in all years with available data (Figure 6.26). Use of stop-smoking medications appears to have decreased somewhat in 2017, compared to the previous time period where SSMs were measured.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates

a: 39.1 [33.2-45.0]
b: 30.8 [24.9-36.7]