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Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2016 to March 2017

Publication date: 09:30 August 17, 2017


This annual report presents results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period April 2016 to March 2017. 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.

Key Facts

•The number of people setting a quit date fell for the fifth consecutive year to 307,507 in 2016/17. This represents a decrease of 15 per cent on 2015/161.

•The number of successful self-reported quitters also fell for the fifth consecutive year to 155,875. This was a decrease of 16 per cent on 2015/161.

•72 per cent (112,823) of self-reported quitters had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide (CO) validation.

1) Comparison restricted to LAs who submitted data for all quarters in both 2016/17 and 2015/16.


Date Range: 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Local Authorities, Regions

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