COLEMAN, T., POUND, E. and CHEATER, F. (2001). National survey of new smoking services : implementing the Smoking Kills white paper. Nottingham : University of Nottingham
Smoking remains a public health problem in the UK and in 1998, the UK Government
pledged £60 million for smoking cessation services to be developed in England. Services
were initially implemented in Health Action Zones and were developed in other areas from
April 2000. Services were targeted at all motivated smokers but the government placed
particular emphasis on attracting people from specific priority groups. An evaluation
investigated service implementation in HAZ areas, but to date the process has not been
investigated in other areas.
To describe the new smoking cessation service which have been implemented in England and
how these are being targeted at priority groups of smokers.
A postal survey was developed using expert opinion and documentary analysis of strategic
planning documents from smoking cessation services in the Trent NHS region. The
questionnaire was posted to all English smoking cessation service co-ordinators with one
postal and one email reminder.
A report submitted to the Department of Health, University of Nottingham. Also available at: http://www.ash.org.uk/html/cessation/servicessurvey.pdf