Psychosocial Interventions for Supporting Women to Stop Smoking in Pregnancy

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: February 2017

Workgroups: Tobacco Use Workgroup

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that psychosocial interventions can help women stop smoking in pregnancy and may reduce the risk of infants having low birthweight or being admitted to neonatal intensive care. Researchers noted that effective interventions include counseling, feedback, or financial incentives rather than health education and risk advice alone. They also noted that the contexts in which interventions occur (e.g., high-income versus low-income countries) should be carefully considered.

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Chamberlain C., O'Mara-Eves A., Porter J., Coleman T., Perlen S.M., Thomas J. & McKenzie J.E. (2017). Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, 2017 (2). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001055.pub5.