It found a higher proportion of smokers in the most disadvantaged areas reported success (8.5%) than in other areas (7.8%).
This was despite the fact that short term cessation rates were lower in disadvantaged areas (52.6) compared with elsewhere (57.9%).
But because the proportion of smokers in disadvantaged areas being treated was higher (16.7% compared with 13.4%) the net effect was that more people gave up.
Report authors recommended more innovative cessation interventions for the most addicted smokers.
Tobacco Control (2007) 16: 400-404