Smoking Cessation for Pregnant or Postpartum Women

Smoking Cessation Interventions in Pregnancy and Postpartum Care, a new research review from the Effective Health Care Program, found that across all interventions to promote smoking cessation—including advice and counseling, self-help materials, nicotine replacement therapy, antidepressants, drug cessation aids and incentives—there are not enough data to assess their effectiveness.

The review indicated that more data also are needed to assess the effectiveness of relapse prevention for pregnant and postpartum women. Approaches that combine multiple components appear to have the best likelihood of success. According to the review, selecting which components to include is more complex and should be based on the particular considerations of a clinical setting, including patient characteristics and resource allocation. However, financial incentives demonstrated the greatest effect among components studied.

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Current as of March 2014
Internet Citation: Smoking Cessation for Pregnant or Postpartum Women. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ehc-newreview.html