NHS Grampian boasts highest quit rate for smoking
The smoking cessation service at NHS Grampian has the highest quit rate of any health board in Scotland.
N H S G r a m p i a n ’ s Smoking Advice Service has a team of eight advisors working to help people who are addicted to cigarettes.
Health boards across Scotland set out targets for smoking cessation in 2017.
In board papers released this week, it was revealed that Grampian’s specialist smoking cessation service had the highest quit rate in Scotland, with 72% of people using the service quitting in 12 weeks or less.
This compared to the far lower figure of 30% nationally.
And community pharmacy smoking cessation services achieved a 12-week quit rate of 26%, compared to 18% nationally.
As a result of the success, more public funding has been allocated to support curbing smoking rates across Grampian.
To utilise NHS Grampian’s Smoking Advice Service, or for general information, call 08085 20 20 30 or email: [email protected] nhs.net