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Study backs stop smoking services

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NHS stop-smoking services are helping people quit smoking and are more successful in disadvantaged areas, according to a study.
The research compared cessation rates in officially designated ‘Spearhead’ disadvantaged areas with others.

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
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