NHS has reported that the number of people who are trying to give up smoking has decreased from the last decade. NHS has claimed that around 22% men and 20% women are addicted to smoking in England.
The success rate has fallen from 53% to 49%. It was reported during 2010 and 2011, around 788,000 people were given dates to quit smoking, out of which, only 384,000 have quitted whereas out of 227,000 people only 120,000 quitted in 2001 to 2002.
Even a downfall of 8% was recorded in the figures of pregnant women who left smoking.
“While a bigger number of quit dates are being set with the service and the number of attempts to kick the habit successfully have also risen, overall the success rate is hovering at just below half”, says Tim Straughan, Chief of NHS Information Centre.
Martin Dockrell, a member of the Action on Smoking and Health, has revealed that people who are addicted to smoking want to quit it but it is becoming hard to live without it. He added that only few of them have managed to quit smoking.
Some figures were also revealed and it was noticed that the 12% divorced or separated people smoke heavily as compared to the 6% singles and 5% living with a partner.
The number is recorded highest in London (26%) and the North West (24%), whereas the lowest was recorded in East Midlands and South West (19%).