The quit-smoking service at NHS Grampian has the highest success rate of any health board in Scotland.
The service has a team of eight advisors helping people who are addicted to cigarettes. Local support is available across the region.
Health boards across Scotland set out targets for stopping smoking in 2017.
In board papers released this week, it was revealed Grampian’s service had the highest quit rate in Scotland, with 72% of people using the service quitting in 12 weeks or less.
This compared to the far lower figure of 30% nationally.
And community pharmacy smoking cessation services achieved a 12-week quit rate of 26% compared to 18% nationally.
As a result of the success, more public funding has been allocated to support curbing smoking rates across Grampian.
Board papers also showed that HMP YOI Grampian had the highest quit rate of all prisons in Scotland.
Although the 12-week quit rate fell to 49% from 60% the previous year, this compares well to an overall quit rate of 22% across Scottish prisons.