Health matters: Stopping smoking - what works?

Smoking quitting routes and the evidence for their effectiveness, including the evidence on e-cigarettes.



This edition of Health Matters focuses on the range of smoking quitting routes that are available and the evidence for their effectiveness. Two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit, however most try to do so unaided, which is the least effective method. Smokers who get the right support are 3 times as likely to quit successfully.

Published 25 September 2018
Last updated 17 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated statistic on the effectiveness of local stop smoking services for quitting smoking.

  2. First published.