Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England April 2018 to December 2018Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 25 Apr 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Local Authorities, Regions
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Dec 2018
This quarterly report presents results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period April 2018 to December 2018. 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.
• 166,880 people set a quit date and at the 4 week follow-up 86,167 people (52 per cent) had successfully quit (self-reported).
• 70 per cent of these successful quitters had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification.
• Quitting success (self-reported) increased with age, from 35 per cent of those aged under 18, to 57 per cent of those aged 60 and over.
• Yorkshire and the Humber had the highest proportion of successful quitters (61 per cent), whilst the South West had the lowest proportion (44 per cent).
• Rutland had the highest proportion of successful quitters (86 per cent) followed by Warrington (77 per cent). Blackpool had the lowest proportion (15 per cent).
• 46 per cent of the pregnant women who set a quit date successfully quit.
• 37 per cent of people accessed a service provided in the community and 34 per cent of people accessed a service at their GP practice.
• 80 per cent of people used one-to-one support to help themselves quit smoking.
• The most common pharmacotherapy was a combination of licensed Nicotine Containing Products taken concurrently (32 per cent).