This quarterly report presents results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period April 2020 to June 2020. 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 advisers and trained nurses and pharmacists.
Please note: This quarterly report was previously scheduled to be published on 19/11/2020. Owing to unforseen processing issues, however, the publication was reschedule for 25/11/2020.
58% of people successfully quit (self-reported)
Of 36,418 setting a quit date, 21,044 were successful
Of those successfully quitting, 2% had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification
Quitting success (self-reported) increased with age
47% of those aged under 18 were successful, up to 60% of those aged 45 and over
49% of the pregnant women who set a quit date successfully quit
Of 4,385 pregnant women setting a quit date, 2,141 were successful
Of pregnant women successfully quitting, 4% had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification