An outline of NDC services helping smokers quit by sarahjanebelonga

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									An outline of NDC services
   helping smokers quit
   A partnership project with Coventry
      NHS Stop Smoking Services

     Joy Ellis and Michael Hawkins
    The health impact of smoking
    One in three smokers dies of a smoking related illness
    in Coventry before their 65th birthday
   The average smoker will develop diseases of old age
    some twelve years earlier than a non-smoker  1



   Smokers who do not die prematurely can on average
    expect to suffer disability related to illness, fourteen
    years earlier than a non smoker          2


   Smoking also acts a “gateway” to other poor health
    choices, compounding the risk of premature illness and
    death for the smoker        3




1,2 Robert West 2004 3.Dallongueville 1998
Overview of stop smoking services
          in NDC area
   Jointly funded. NDC provide funding for
    sessional workers and venues, PCT provides
    Nicotine Replacement Therapy
   Stop Smoking Drop-in service provided in two
    locations: Wood End (The Family Project) and
    Henley Green (Henley Green community
    Centre)
   Both services provided five days a week,
    Monday to Friday
   One to one support with NRT
   Long term support and relapse support available
             Facts and Figures
   150 stop smoking interventions between
    January 2008 to September 2008
    40% quit rate at four week follow up (60
    quitters)
   Less than 2% of clients paying for prescriptions
   Current cost per intervention, including NRT
    £85.00
   Current cost per quitter £216, compares
    favourably at this point with national average
    NHS cost of £160 per quitter
    What can you do to support this
               project?
   Always ask patients/clients if they smoke
   Opportunistic advice: take every opportunity to
    create dialogue with smokers
   Promote the Stop Smoking Services in the NDC
    area
   Emphasise the links with health eating and
    exercise
   Think about your own in-house quit groups
   Promote smoke-Free homes
    Reducing the number of people
       smoking adds to healthy
           community life
   Middle generation remains to support young and
    old in the community (smokers die on average
    23 years earlier than non smokers)
   Less young people take up smoking (five times
    more likely to smoke if parent or sibling smokes)
   Reduced infant mortalities and healthier under
    fives ( one in three children lives with a smoker)
   Greater health benefits for positive health
    choices made
   Reduces the amount of chronic disability and the
    caring associated with it in the community

								
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