NHS Grampian boasts high­est quit rate for smok­ing

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

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

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