Smoking

Health written question – answered on 15th December 2009.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Chair, North West Regional Select Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have given up smoking through NHS programmes in each of the last three years.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health

Information on the number of people in England who have given up smoking(1) in each year from 2006-07 to 2008-09 is provided in table 3, of the national tables published in "Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2009 to June 2009 (Q1-Quarterly report)". The table is replicated as follows.

This publication has already been placed in the Library and the relevant table is also available on the NHS Information Centre website at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/webfiles/publications/Health%20 and%20Lifestyles/sss09q1/Stop_Smoking_Services_England _April_09_June_09_Q1_National_Tables.xls

Table 3: Number setting a quit date, successful quitters( 1) , total spend on smoking cessation services and cost per quitter, quarterly and annually from April 2003, England
Number setting a quit date Number of successful quitters Percentage who successfully quit Total expenditure (£000)( 2) Cost per quitter (£)( 2)
Quarter 1: April to June
2003 68,620 36,573 53 6,360 173.90
2004 104,420 56,192 54 10,114 180.00
2005 145,538 76,495 53 12,155 158.90
2006 137,803 68,901 50 11,813 171.45
2007 171,192 86,781 51 13,173 151.79
2008 149,395 73,361 49 15,739 214.55
2009 163,946 79,351 48 20,450 257.72
Quarter 2: July to September
2003 67,075 35,968 54 8,450 234.93
2004 103,969 56,058 54 10,458 186.56
2005 126,367 65,693 52 11,000 167.45
2006 117,003 59,967 51 11,541 192.45
2007 179,302 89,496 50 12,886 143.98
2008 143,683 70,912 49 17,050 240.44
Quarter 3: October to December
2003 76,400 43,615 57 9,111 208.90
2004 109,781 62,121 57 10,587 170.42
2005 122,034 66,690 55 12,920 193.73
2006 119,986 63,659 53 12,616 198.18
2007 136,771 71,517 52 14,793 206.85
2008 139,620 71,846 51 18,852 262.39
Quarter 4: January to March
2003 149,129 88,720 59 12,280 138.42
2004 211,397 123,753 59 15,910 128.56
2005 208,881 120,803 58 15,851 131.21
2006 225,618 127,193 56 15,264 120.00
2007 193,024 103,006 53 19,954 193.72
2008 238,561 120,935 51 22,033 182.19
Annual data
2003-04 361,224 204,876 57 36,201 176.70
2004-05 529,567 298,124 56 47,069 157.88
2005-06 602,820 329,681 55 51,927 157.51
2006-07 600,410 319,720 53 51,234 160.25
2007-08 680,289 350,800 52 60,806 173.34
2008-09 671,259 337,054 50 73,675 218.59
(1) A client counted as having successfully quit smoking at the four-week follow-up if he/she has not smoked at all since two weeks after the quit date.

(2) These figures exclude expenditure on pharmacotherapies (NRT, bupropin and varenicline).

Source:

NHS Information Centre, Lifestyle Statistics.

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