SARG Senior Research Fellow Duncan Gillespie features in the latest episode of the SCHARR Communicable Research podcast.

In this episode, ‘Quitting Cigarettes: Making cessation support inclusive and equitable’, presenter Andy Tattersall is 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.

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.

During the episode the panel 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.

The Communicable Research podcast features researchers from ScHARR talking about the work they undertake to tackle some of the world’s biggest health challenges and how they communicate their research.


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Further 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)
North Yorkshire Council Living Well Smokefree Service