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Controversy and evidence about nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20215949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is effective for smoking cessation, but much controversy surrounds its use during pregnancy. The importance of finding ways to help pregnant smokers quit is undisputed, since smoking during pregnancy causes harm to the mother and the fetus, with effects of smoke exposure extending into childhood. Researchers and providers are divided, however, with respect to opinions of safety and efficacy of NRT use in pregnant smokers. The research-based evidence on the topic is limited, but there are studies examining the efficacy of NRT in pregnancy. This article presents the evidence for this smoking cessation methodology in pregnancy.
Sharron Forest
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1539-0683     ISO Abbreviation:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-10     Completed Date:  2010-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605941     Medline TA:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-95     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Women & Children's Hospital Lake Charles, LA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Counseling / methods
Health Promotion / methods*
Maternal Behavior
Maternal-Fetal Exchange / drug effects*
Nicotine / contraindications,  therapeutic use*
Nicotinic Agonists / contraindications,  therapeutic use*
Patient Education as Topic
Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
Pregnancy Outcome
Research Design
Smoking / prevention & control*
Smoking Cessation / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nicotinic Agonists; 54-11-5/Nicotine

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