This statistical bulletin presents results from the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the year April 2005 to March 2006 (formerly known as the smoking cessation services). The key source used within this publication is data collected by The Information Centre for health and social care from the NHS Stop Smoking Services. Some information is also given on smoking prevalence and attitudes to smoking to help put these results into context.
Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services - England, April 2005 to March 2006, Annual statistical bulletinOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 28 Sep 2006
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2005 to 31 Mar 2006
The total number of successful quitters delivered by NHS Stop Smoking Services between 2003/04 and 2005/06 was 832,700. The Department of Health Priorities and Planning Framework (PPF) target of 800,000 successful quitters over this period was achieved.
In England, during the year 2005/06:
- 602,820 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services
- At the 4 week follow-up, 329,681 (55%) of those setting a quit date had successfully quit (based on self-report)
- More women than men set a quit a quit date (341,185 compared with 261,635) and more women than men had successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up (183,707 compared with 145,974)
- Success at the four week follow-up increased with age, from 40% of those aged under 18, to 64% of those aged 60 and over
- People from ethnic minority groups accounted for 2 per cent of those setting a quit date in 2001/02. In 2005/06 this had risen to 5 per cent.
- 17,920 pregnant women set a quit date. 9,586 had successfully quit at the four week follow-up, a success rate of 53 per cent
- North West GOR had both the highest number of people setting a quit date (109,754) and highest number of successful quitters at the 4 week follow-up (54,488). However, the success rate (50 per cent) was below the national average of 55 per cent
- Greater Manchester SHA had both the highest number of people setting a quit date (45,282) and highest number of successful quitters at the four week follow-up (21,383). However, the success rate was relatively low (47 per cent)
- 494,105 (82 per cent) of those setting a quit date received Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), 30,559 (5 per cent) received bupropion (Zyban) and 4,036 (1 per cent) received both NRT and bupropion
- The cost of the NHS Stop Smoking Services per quitter was in 2005/06 was 158, compared with 206 in 2001/02.