Quitting Cigarettes: Making cessation support inclusive and equitable

For this episode of the Communicable Research podcast, we're joined by Dr Duncan Gillespie, Dr Nick Woodrow, Mark O’Brien and Scott Chapman to discuss a collaboration between SCHARR and the North Yorkshire Council Living Well Smokefree Service.

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Smoking remains the largest avoidable cause of premature death and disability in the UK. There are approximately 70,000 smokers within North Yorkshire, with higher rates in areas of greater deprivation, and above national average rates of smoking during pregnancy.

This podcast discusses the work and research that has been undertaken to develop and evaluate a ‘hybrid’ stop-smoking service model, where support for people trying to stop smoking is offered in person and remotely.



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Additional reading

Evaluation of the North Yorkshire Council Living Well Smokefree Service

Evaluation of the Sheffield Addictions Research Group

About the Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST)

About the guests

Nicholas Woodrow

Duncan Gillespie

North Yorkshire Council Living Well Smokefree Service

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