This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2014. It 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 and breakdowns by age group, gender, ethnic group and type of pharmacotherapy received and regional analyses at Region and Local Authority (LA) levels.
Final figures for 2014-15 will be included in the end of year report to be published on 19 August 2015.
Please note: On 17/06/2015, we were made aware of an error in table 16 ("Number who successfully quit, total expenditure and cost per quitter in England, by Region and Local Authority"). In this table, the number shown as successfully quit (column E) is actually the number attempting to quit. This incorrect figure is then used to calculate the cost per quitter in the last column of this table (column J). This error affects the quarterly reports published for 2014/15. Reports for 2013/14 and earlier are unaffected.
On average, the number shown as successfully quitting is around twice as high as it should be which causes the cost per quitter to be around half as high as it should be. However, there is some local area variation and the impact on the cost per quitter column varies from 28 per cent to 78 per cent for all but one LA.
A decision has been taken to not correct the table as all the 2014/15 reports are provisional and will be superseded by the 2014/15 final report which will be published on 19 August 2015.