This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services (formerly known as the Smoking Cessation Services) for the period April to June 2006.
The NHS Stop Smoking Services were set up in Health Action Zones in 1999/00 and rolled out across all Health Authorities in England in 2000/01. The services offer support to help people quit smoking. This can include intensive support through group therapy or one-to-one support. The support is designed to be widely accessible within the local community and is provided by trained personnel such as specialist smoking cessation advisers, trained nurses and pharmacists. The services complement the use of smoking cessation aids Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and bupropion (Zyban).