We’re being repeatedly told by the likes of ASH’s Deborah Arnott that 70% of smokers want to quit smoking. H/T Harley for this:
Most of the World’s Smokers Have No Plans to Quit
Most smokers 15 and older around the world aren’t even thinking about quitting, according to surveys of 21 countries that together make up more than half the world’s population. The data published today by the CDC show that, on average, three-quarters of smokers in the nations surveyed haven’t attempted to quit in the past year and have no intention of trying in the year ahead. In such countries as China, Indonesia, and Russia, it’s more than 80 percent.
So instead of 70% of smokers wanting to quit smoking, it’s more like 75% want to carry on smoking.
Which is much nearer my experience of the matter.
The truth always seems to be the opposite of what the zealots assert.