Smoking

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on NHS smoking cessation services in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information relating to spend on smoking cessation services in the following table:

2012/13

2011/12

2010/11

2009/10

2008/9

Total expenditure (£000s)

87,706

88,233

84,348

83,879

73,675

“Statistics on stop smoking services in England” are available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre as part of their lifestyles data set:

www.hscic.gov.uk/lifestyles

Several organisations have not been able to provide financial data in the returns for 2012/13 so this data will represent a lower than actual national spend in this financial year.

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