SOURCES: Data for 1962 are from Social Security Administration, The Aged Population of the United States: The 1963 Social Security Survey of the Aged (1967). Data for 2010 are Social Security Administration calculations from the March 2011 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey.
• 176,945 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services, a decrease of 17% (35,363) on the final figure for same period in 2011/12 (212,308), and an decrease of 7% (13,473) on the final figure for the same period in 2010/11 (190,418).
• At the 4 week follow-up 86,341 people had successfully quit (based on self-report), 49% of those setting a quit date. This is a decrease of 15% (15,214) on the final figure for the same period in 2011/12 (101,555), and also a decrease of 3% (3,074) on the final figure for the same period in 2010/11 (89,415).
The fact that most people who don’t owe federal income tax in a given year do pay substantial amounts of other taxes — and also are net income taxpayers over time — belies the claim that households that do not owe income tax in a given year will form bad policy judgments because they “don’t have any skin in the game.”