Number of people using NHS stop smoking services continues to fallBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3936 (Published 18 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3936
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
The number of people using NHS smoking cessation services to help them quit has fallen for the fifth year in a row.
Official figures from NHS Digital’s annual smoking cessation report showed that 307 507 people set a quit date through NHS services in 2016-17,1 down 15% from the previous year. And the number of people who self reported successfully quitting smoking after accessing NHS services fell by 16% to 155 875. NHS Digital said that the self reported quit rate therefore remained stable at 51%.
NHS Digital …