Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2016 to June 2016
This quarterly report presents results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period April 2016 to June 2016. NHS Stop Smoking Services offer support to help people quit smoking. This can include intensive support through group therapy or one-to-one support. The support is designed to be widely accessible within the local community and is provided by trained personnel, such as specialist smoking cessation advisors and trained nurses and pharmacists.
This report includes information on the number of people setting a quit date and the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up. It also presents in depth analyses of the key measures of the service including pregnant women, breakdowns by ethnic group and type of pharmacotherapy received. The results are provided at national, regional and local authority levels.
This publication also includes an updated version of the ‘Interactive data and charts’ allowing for comparison of regional and local authority data against national data and comparison of regional and local authority for number and percentage of successful quitters; those who had not quit; those whose outcome was not known or lost to follow up and successful quitters CO validated.
· 74,444 people set a quit date and at the 4 week follow-up 35,926 people (48 per cent) had successfully quit (self-reported).
· 75 per cent of these successful quitters had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification.
· Quitting success increased with age, from 39 per cent of those aged under 18, to 54 per cent of those aged 60 and over.
· Yorkshire and the Humber had the highest proportion of successful quitters (57 per cent), whilst the North East and North West both had the lowest proportion (45 per cent).
· Of the 149 local authorities who submitted data, City of Kingston upon Hull had the highest proportion of successful quitters (86 per cent) followed by Warrington (77 per cent). Havering had the lowest proportion (18 per cent) with Windsor and Maidenhead having the next lowest (23 per cent).
· 44 per cent of the pregnant women who set a quit date successfully quit.
· 37 per cent of people accessed Stop Smoking Services through their GP.
· 80 per cent of people opted to use one-to-one support to help themselves quit smoking.
· The most common pharmacotherapy was a combination of licensed Nicotine Containing Products taken concurrently (33 per cent).