PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust had the highest rate of adults successfully quitting smoking in the North West last year, latest figures show.

Knowsley registered 1,998 successful quitters per 100,000 members of its over-16 year old population, higher than any other PCT in the region.

In total 5,823 people set a quit date in Knowsley in 2010-11, and 41 per cent successfully stopped smoking.