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Western Isles reports largest rise in quitters

THE Western Isles has reported the highest percentage increase in the number of people being supported to quit smoking between 2015/16 and 2016/17.

The percentage of successful quit attempts at 12 weeks in the Western Isles was 55 per cent, significantly higher than the overall Scottish figure. The performance of each health board against their individual standard also showed a significant performance of 136 per cent in the Western Isles. Colin Gilmour, head of health improvement, was delighted with NHS Western Isles Board’s success: ‘We have a team of advisors who are dedicated to helping smokers who want to quit.

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