The key results show that, in England, during the period April 2004 to March 2005:
Around 529,520 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services.
At the 4 week follow-up around 297,828 had successfully quit (based on self-report), 56% of those setting a quit date.
Of those setting a quit date, success at the four week follow up increased with age, from 39% of those aged under 18, to 66% of those aged 60 and over.
The majority of those setting a quit date received Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Around four fifths (80%) of people received NRT only, 6% received bupropion only, and 1% received both NRT and bupropion.
The cost of prescription items prescribed in GP practices in England that were dispensed in the community in the period April to March was 40.9 million for NRT, 5.2 million for bupropion (Zyban) a total of 46.1 million.
The expenditure on NHS stop smoking services, which does not include the cost of NRT or bupropion on prescription, was 46.8 million.
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