Journal article

Interventions for promoting smoking cessation during pregnancy

Judith Lumley, Catherine Chamberlain, Therese Dowswell, Sandy Oliver, Laura Oakley, Lyndsey Watson

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking in pregnancy remains one of the few preventable factors associated with complications in pregnancy, low birthweight, preterm birth and has serious long-term health implications for women and babies. Smoking in pregnancy is decreasing in high-income countries and increasing in low- to middle-income countries and is strongly associated with poverty, low educational attainment, poor social support and psychological illness. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy on smoking behaviour and perinatal health outcomes. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (June 2008), the C..

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