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Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services - England, April 2007 to June 2007, Q1, Quarterly reportOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 12 Oct 2007
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2007 to 30 Jun 2007
This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services for the period April to June 2007. In 2007/08 new data items have been added to the collection. Information is now available for successful quitters by treatment option and ethnicity. Information on the use of Champix (varenicline) as a smoking cessation aid is also included for the first time.
The key results show that in England during the period April to June 2007:
- 152,871 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services, an increase of 11 per cent over the same period in 2006/07 and five per cent over the same period in 2005/06
- At the 4 week follow-up 76,914 people had successfully quit (based on self-report), 50 per cent of those setting a quit date. This compares with 68,901 successful quitters in the same period in 2006/07 (an increase of 12 per cent), and 76,495 successful quitters in 2005/06 (1 per cent increase)
- Of those setting a quit date, success at the four-week follow up increased with age, from 37 per cent of those aged under 18, to 60 per cent of those aged 60 and over
- Of the 4,008 pregnant women who set a quit date, 1,917 successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up (48 per cent)
- The majority of those setting a quit date received Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) only (79 per cent). A further five per cent received Champix (varenicline) only, four per cent received bupropion (Zyban) only and one per cent received both NRT and bupropion. Six per cent of people setting a quit date did not receive any smoking cessation aid, while the type of treatment was unknown for 5 per cent
- Champix was the most successful smoking cessation aid in helping people quit. Of those who used champix 67 per cent successfully quit, compared with 55 per cent who received bupropion only, and 50 per cent who received NRT
- The expenditure on NHS Stop Smoking Services was £13.7* million. This compares to £11.8 million in the same period in 2006/07. The cost of the NHS Stop Smoking Services per quitter was £181* , compared with £171 during the same period in 2006/07
- Among Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs), the East Midlands SHA reported the highest proportion of successful quitters (57 per cent), while the North East and North West SHA reported the lowest success rate (46 per cent)
- Among Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), Northampton PCT reported the highest proportion of successful quitters (81 per cent), while Croydon PCT reported the lowest success rate (27 per cent).
*Data does not include Kirklees PCT or Wakefield District PCT.