The rise of electronic cigarettes may explain a sharp fall in people seeking NHS help to quit smoking in Scotland, it has been suggested.
An estimated 10% of the adult smoking population made an attempt to quit using NHS services in 2013, although the total was down by 13%.Statisticians suggest the fall is due to the increasing use of e-cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco.
Women accounted for 57% of all attempts to quit smoking.
Outcomes after three months
- 13% had not smoked
- 18% had returned to smoking
- 65% smoking status unknown
More than a third were by people living in "most deprived" areas.
Outcomes after one year
- 6% had not smoked
- 25% had returned to smoking
- 70% smoking status 'unknown'
The figures suggest the majority of those who do give up smoking are unable to stay off tobacco in the longer term.
Provisional statistics released by NHS Services Scotland reveal there were 103,431 attempts tostop smoking in 2013, compared to 119,428 the previous year - the first fall in recent years.
The total number of pregnant women trying to stop smoking also fell to 2,918, down from 3,073 the previous year.
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