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Publication, Part of

Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services - England, April 2005 to March 2006, Q4, Quarterly report

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
Date Range:
01 Apr 2005 to 31 Mar 2006


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 March 2006, 329,854 had successfully quit at the 4 week follow up; this compares with 298,124 in the same period in 2004/05 (an increase of 11 per cent).

Key Facts

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.


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