Stubbed out! Derbyshire tops national average for people quitting smoking

More than half the people using the NHS Stop Smoking Service in Derbyshire managed to quit.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 7:00 am
Stop smoking. Photo by Pixabay.

In the 12 months from April 2017 to March this year, 1,504 people in the county signed up with the service and set themselves a date to quit.

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At follow up meetings four weeks later 879 people said they had given up, according to data from NHS England. That’s 58%, which is above the average rate for England of 51% during the period. The average for the East Midlands was 53%.