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Smoking

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have ceased smoking as a result of NHS smoking cessation measures in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last three years. (242381)

The information requested is not available in the exact format requested.

Figures for the UK and by constituency are not collected. Data for England and for North East Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and associated primary care trusts (PCTs) are available for the years 2005-06 to 2007-8.

Information for 2007-08 is available from the annual Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England, April 2007 to March 2008. This information can be found in table 3.5 on page 28. This publication has already been placed in the Library.

Information for 2006-07 is available for the old and new SHA and PCT breakdowns from the annual Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England, April 2006 to March 2007. This information can be found in table 2.12 (old breakdown) and table 5.4 (new breakdown) on pages 18 and 65 respectively. This publication has already been placed in the Library.

Information for 2005-06 is available on the old PCT and SHA breakdown from the annual Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England, April 2005 to March 2006. This information can be found in table 4.12 on page 37. This publication has already been placed in the Library.