This annual report presents results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period April 2015 to March 2016. NHS Stop Smoking 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 advisors and trained nurses and pharmacists.
This report includes information on the number of people setting a quit date and the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up. It also presents in depth analyses of the key measures of the service including pregnant women, breakdowns by ethnic group and type of pharmacotherapy received. The results are provided at national, regional and local authority levels.
This publication also includes an updated version of the 'Interactive data and charts' allowing for comparison of regional and local authority data against national data and comparison of regional and local authority for number and percentage of successful quitters; those who had not quit; those whose outcome was not known or lost to follow up and successful quitters CO validated.