Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Success rates for quitting smoking in England have reached an all-time high

12 January 2018

smoking ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=JBROW12" target="_blank">Dr Jamie Brown and Prof Robert West of the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health recently reported that quit success rates among smokers in England reached a new high during the first six months of 2017 (19.8%) compared with the average quit rate over the last decade (15.7%). This improvement was exclusively in those with lower socioeconomic status. The report was published in the Smoking in Britain journal and received media coverage from The Guardian and Public Health England