The latest needs assessment from the 2014-2017 JSNA work programme has now been published. The Smoking Needs Assessment 2016 is intended to provide insight into the prevalence of smoking and tobacco use across Warwickshire and to explore the performance and equity of the local services tasked with helping people stop smoking in the county.
Smoking and tobacco consumption is the single largest cause of preventable illness, health inequalities and mortality in England. Smoking is one of eleven identified priority topics for the JSNA’s three year programme of work in light of the burden of avoidable disease that it places on the population as well as the associated avoidable costs. The existing contract for the delivery of Warwickshire’s Stop Smoking service finishes at the end of the 2016/17 financial year.
To read the needs assessment report please click here.