Start2Quit is a collaboration with the UCL Department of Primary Care and Population Health, aiming to increase the number of people attending the specialist NHS Stop Smoking Services. Most smokers say they want to quit but only a tiny proportion make use of the free Stop Smoking Services (SSS) provided by the NHS.
This randomized trial aims to assess whether sending a brief personal tailored risk information letter and an invitation to a ‘Come and Try it’ taster session will attract more smokers to attend the SSS than a standard generic letter advertising the service. It will also assess which group is more likely to have stopped smoking 6 months later.
For more information see the start2quit website.
Gilbert H, Sutton S, Morris R, Petersen I, Galton S, Wu Q, Parrott S, Nazareth I. Effectiveness of personalised risk information and taster sessions to increase the uptake of smoking cessation services (Start2quit): a randomised controlled trial. 2017; doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32379-0