The key results show that in England, during the period April 2005 to March 2006:
- 603,174 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services
- at the 4 week follow-up 329,854 had successfully quit (based on self-report), 55 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 40 per cent of those aged under 18, to 64 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, 5 per cent received bupropion only, and 1 per cent received both NRT and bupropion
- the cost of prescription items prescribed in GP practices and other non-medical prescribers (excluding dentists) in England that were dispensed in the community was 43.5 million for NRT, 4.6 million for bupropion (Zyban) a total of 48.1 million
- the expenditure on NHS Stop Smoking Services, which does not include the cost of NRT or bupropion on prescription was 52 million.
During the period April 2003 to March 2006:
- Around 1.5 million people set a quit date during the three-year period.Of those clients setting a quit date, almost 832,900 successfully quit at the 4-week follow up during this period.