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Publication, Part of

Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services - England, April 2005 to December 2005, Q3, Quarterly report

Official statistics
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Regions, Local Authorities
Date Range:
01 Apr 2005 to 31 Dec 2005


This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services (formerly known as the Smoking Cessation Services).

Of those clients who set a quit date during the period April 2005 to December 2005, 205,172 had successfully quit at the 4 week follow up; this compares with 174,371 in the same period in 2004 (an increase of 18 per cent).

Key Facts

The key results show that in England, during the period April 2005 to December 2005:

  • 387,194 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services
  • At the 4 week follow-up 205,172 had successfully quit (based on self-report), 53 per cent of those setting a quit date
  • Of those setting a quit date, success at the four-week follow up increased with age, from 39 per cent of those aged under 18, to 63 per cent of those aged 60 and over
  • The majority of those setting a quit date received Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). 82 per cent of people received NRT only, 6 per cent received bupropion only, and 1 per cent received both NRT and bupropion
  • The cost of prescription items prescribed in GP practices in England that were dispensed in the community was 29.9 million for NRT, 3.3 million for bupropion (Zyban) a total of 33.2 million
  • The expenditure on NHS Stop Smoking Services, which does not include the cost of NRT or bupropion on prescription was 35.9 million


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