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Smoking: Hertfordshire

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have ceased smoking following participation in NHS smoking cessation measures in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last three years. (243983)

Information is not available in the format requested. Smoking cessation data are available at primary care trust (PCT) level. West Hertfordshire and East and North Hertfordshire Primary Care Trusts were formed on 1 October 2006. Data for these PCTs and their predecessor organisations are available for the years 2005-06 to 2007-08.

Information on the number of successful quitters 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 pages 28-30. Information on the number of successful quitters for 2006-07 is available 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 and table 5.4 on pages 18-24 and 65-67 respectively. Information the number of successful quitters for 2005-06 is available 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 37-43. These publications have already been placed in the Library.