Information is collected quarterly at primary care trust level on people accessing the NHS Stop Smoking Services who set a quit date and those who successfully quit smoking at the four-week follow up. However, information is not available about people who have ceased smoking independently.
The smoke-free law was introduced in England on
|Number of people setting a quit date and number of successful quitters in Bexley care trust in 2007-08|
|Period||Number setting a quit date||Number of successful quitters|
|Quarter two (July to September 2007)||483||328|
|Quarter three (October to December 2007)||446||238|
|Total for July to December 2007||929||566|
|Notes: 1. A client is counted as having successfully quit smoking if he/she has not smoked at all since two weeks after the quit date. The four-week follow-up (based on self report) must be completed within six weeks of the quit date. Persons not contacted within this time are treated as lost to follow-up for evaluation purposes. 2. Figures published in Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England, July to December 2007 (quarter two and three bulletin) are provisional. Provisional results from the Stop Smoking Services are published on a quarterly basis. An annual bulletin will be published in August 2008 that represents finalised figures for the year April 2007 to March 2008. Source: The Information Centre for health and social care: Lifestyle Statistics, Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England.|