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Smoking: Telephone Services

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people called the NHS smoking helpline in 2007. (196556)

The national health service smoking helpline received a total of 234,709 calls in 2007. Of these calls, 82,442 are described as interactive calls. Interactive calls include calls that have a positive outcome where helpline advisers have either had a conversation with the caller or the caller has made a request for information.