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Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England - April 2014 to June 2014

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Local Authorities, Regions
Date Range:
01 Apr 2014 to 30 Jun 2014

Summary

This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period 1 April 2014 to 30 June 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A decision has been taken to not correct the table as all the 2014/15 reports  are provisional and will be superseded by the 2014/15 final report which will be published on 19 August 2015.

Key Facts

England,  April 2014 and June 2014

  • 105,717 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services and at the 4 week follow-up 52,338 people had successfully quit (self-reported), 50 per cent of those setting a quit date.
  • 71 per cent of successful quitters (self-reported) had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide (CO) verification.
  • Of those setting a quit date, success increased with age, from 40 per cent of those aged under 18, to 57 per cent of those aged 60 and over.
  • Of the 4,679 pregnant women who set a quit date, 2,070 successfully quit (self-reported) (44 per cent). Of these 61 per cent had their results confirmed by CO verification.
  • One-to-one support (86,326) was the most widely used Intervention Type and had a success rate of 49 per cent. Whilst telephone support was used by far fewer quitters (2,571) but had the highest success rate at 60 per cent.
  • General practice was the most common Intervention setting with 39,596 people setting a quit date and 18,428 (47 per cent) successfully quitting. A Workplace setting was used by 529 people setting a quit date but had the highest success rate (64 per cent) with 337 people successfully quitting.
  • The most common pharmacotherapy received for those setting a quit date was a single Nicotine Containing Product (NCP) only (32 per cent). This compares to 28 per cent who received a combination of licensed NCPs concurrently and 26 per cent who used Varenicline (Champix) only. Six per cent of people setting a quit date did not receive any pharmacotherapy, and the remaining 7 per cent received another type of pharmacotherapy or the type they received was not known.
  • Of those who used Varenicline (Champix) only, 59 per cent successfully quit, compared to 46 per cent who received a single Nicotine Containing Product (NCP) only, and 45 per cent who received who received a combination of licensed NCPs concurrently.
  • 59 per cent of people setting a quit date (62,281) were eligible to receive free prescriptions and 57 per cent of successful quitters (29,766) were eligible.  This gave a success rate of 48 per cent. 
  • Among the nine regions, Yorkshire and the Humber reported the highest proportion of successful quitters (self-reported) (54 per cent), whilst the North East reported the lowest success rate (43 per cent).
  • Of the 151 Local Authorities (LAs) who submitted data Peterborough City Council reported the highest proportion of successful quitters (self-reported) (82 per cent) followed by Wokingham Borough Council (81 per cent).  In contrast, Manchester City Council reported the lowest success rate (21 per cent) and the next lowest was Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council at 22 per cent.

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