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Smoking: Health Services

Health written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Conservative, Croydon Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many people attended NHS Stop Smoking services in the last year for which figures are available; and how many such people set a quit date;

(2) how many people who attended NHS Stop Smoking services who (a) set and (b) did not set a quit date successfully stopped smoking after (i) four weeks, (ii) three months, (iii) six months and (iv) 12 months in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information for NHS Stop Smoking services is not available in the format requested, because we do not collect data on the number of people who do not set a quit date. However, information is available on the number of people setting a quit date and the number of people who had successfully quit at the four week follow up. This information can be found in Table 2.1 in “Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services: England, April 2009 to March 2010”, which is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/sss0910

This publication has already been placed in the Library.

Furthermore, information on the number of people who successfully quit at three months, six months and 12 months is also not collected.

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