With the success of Stoptober, the NHS is committed to help people quit smoking for good. Smoking related diseases are preventable. The immediate benefits of quitting are extraordinary.
Within 72 hours your body will be nicotine-free. The harmful chemicals in smoke will have already passed through your urine.
April - December 2014
According to the NHS stop smoking services,
In 2014, 12% of pregnant women smoked. This is slightly lower than 2013 when 12.7% pregnant women smoked. The HSCIC reports that there is a slow, but steady decline in the number of women who continue to smoke during pregnancy.
In 2014, with the help of the NHS stop smoking services, 47% of pregnant smokers managed to quit successfully.
The South East, Yorkshire and Humberside reported the highest proportion of successful quitters, resulting in 55% for each region. The lowest proportion (43%) was recorded in the North East and the North West of England.
One-to-one support was reported as the most widely used method to quit (49%). Telephone support however, was utilised by less people but had a higher success rate (59%).
A general practice was the most common setting for smokers trying to quit (47%). But the workplace setting had the highest success rate (61%).
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