Many Hoosiers desperately want to quit smoking, as a new study suggests that more than half of the smokers in Indiana have attempted to kick the habit within the past year.

Researchers from Ball State University recently conducted a study called the “Burden of Smoking Among Adults in Indiana,” which utilized 2011 CDC data to complete the report. What they found was that out of all the smokers in Indiana that reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime, nearly 58 percent of them claimed that they have tried to quit sometime over the past 12 months.

Sadly, the report also indicates that nearly 10,000 people died in Indiana in 2010 as the result of a smoking related illness. Additional statistics show that smoking related illnesses cost the state in upwards of $4.7 billion for health care and other services.

Researchers hope that the results of this study will help assist the state in saving billions of dollars in health care costs.