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This quarterly report presents results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period April 2020 to September 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.
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.
Based on the 2020/21 Q2 Stop Smoking Services dataset:
58.2% of people successfully quit (self-reported)
Of 81,280 people setting a quit date, 47,333 were successful
Of those successfully quitting, 2.6% had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification
Quitting success (self-reported) increased with age
47.6% of those aged under 18 were successful, compared to 61.1% of those aged 60 and over
48.1% of the pregnant women who set a quit date successfully quit
Of 9,005 pregnant women setting a quit date, 4,335 were successful
Of pregnant women successfully quitting, 4.4% had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification