The main components of the SSS delivered in Hackney since 2014 (commissioned by the council’s Public Health Team) are described in Figure 1. The community outreach and hospital in-reach service provides support for priority groups who are the most likely to smoke and/or at increased risk of the harms from smoking – including certain minority ethnic groups, routine and manual workers, pregnant and post-partum women, as well as staff and patients at the East London Foundation Trust (ELFT).

Hackney SSS are ‘e-cigarette friendly’ – that is, users of EC can access behavioural support to quit (but e-cigarettes are not supplied).

Figure 1: Stop Smoking Services in Hackney

* Note: GP practices are organised by geographic location into four quadrants