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Fewer people are quitting smoking, say NHS stop smoking services

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 22 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4598
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The numbers of people setting a date to quit smoking or who successfully quit have fallen for the fourth consecutive year, figures from NHS “stop smoking services” in England have shown.1

A total of 382 500 people set a smoking quit date through these NHS services from April 2015 to March 2016. This is 15% lower than the figures reported the previous year by the services, which provide a range of resources in the local community to help people stop smoking, and 37% …

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