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Statistics on Smoking Cessation Services in Northern Ireland: 2014/15

Creator:

Information Analysis Directorate, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Subject Keywords: Smoking, Cessation, Tobacco, Cancer, Passive smoking, Pregnant women, disadvantaged group
Set: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Cancer
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

This information release, produced by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety’s Information and Analysis Directorate, provides information on smoking cessation services. Data are included on the monitoring of smoking cessation services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015.

This report also provides an analysis of data collected in 2014/15 in respect of clients who set a quit date during 2013/14 (52 week follow-up). Information contained within this report was downloaded from a web based recording system. Figures here are correct as of 1st September 2015.

The Ten Year Tobacco Control Strategy for Northern Ireland aims to see fewer people starting to smoke, more smokers quitting and protecting people from tobacco smoke. It is aimed at the entire population of Northern Ireland as smoking and its harmful effects cut across all barriers of class, race and gender. There

is a strong relationship between smoking and inequalities, with more people dying of smoking-related illnesses in disadvantaged areas of Northern Ireland than in its more affluent areas. In order to ensure that more focused action is directed to where it is needed the most, three priority groups have been identified.

They are:

· Children and young people;

· Disadvantaged people who smoke; and

· Pregnant women, and their partners, who smoke.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is responsible for implementing the strategy and the development of cessation services is a key element of the overall aim to tackle smoking.

The 2013/14 Health Survey Northern Ireland reported that 22% of adults currently smoke (23% of males and 21% of females). In addition, in 2013, the Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitude Survey (YPBAS) found that 6% of pupils aged between and 11 and 16 smoked (7% of males and 5% of females).

 

 

 

Date:

01/10/2015

Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Information Analysis Directorate, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. (2015) Statistics on Smoking Cessation Services in Northern Ireland: 2014/15 [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/914702 [Accessed: 25th May 2017].

  

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Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
 
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