OTRU Update: Is It a Quit Attempt if It Doesn’t Last a Day?


Michael Chaiton


September 2015

Type of Report

OTRU Update


Many researchers use a definition of quit attempt that requires any attempt at cessation to last longer than 24 hours. Using data from OTRU’s Ontario Tobacco Survey, this update examines factors associated with making quit attempts that last more than 24 hours compared to those of shorter duration.