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Examining the timing of changes in cigarette smoking upon learning of pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25016042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: Timeline Follow-back interviews were conducted with 107 pregnant women enrolling in smoking cessation and relapse prevention clinical trials in the Burlington, VT area between 2006 and 2009 to examine the time course of changes in smoking between learning of pregnancy and the first prenatal care visit. We know of no systematic studies of this topic.
RESULTS: Women reported learning of pregnancy at 5.1±2.2weeks gestation and attending a first prenatal care visit at 10.1±3.6weeks gestation. In the intervening five weeks, 22% of women became abstainers, 62% reduced their smoking, and 16% maintained or increased their smoking. Women who made changes typically reported doing so within the first 2days after learning of pregnancy, with few changes occurring beyond the first week after learning of pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: In this first effort to systematically characterize the time course of changes in smoking upon learning of pregnancy, the majority of pregnant smokers who quit or made reductions reported doing so soon after receiving the news. Further research is needed to assess the reliability of these results and to examine whether devising strategies to provide early interventions for women who continue smoking after learning of pregnancy is warranted.
Authors:
Sarah H Heil; Evan S Herrmann; Gary J Badger; Laura J Solomon; Ira M Bernstein; Stephen T Higgins
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive medicine     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1096-0260     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev Med     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0322116     Medline TA:  Prev Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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P20 GM103644/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS; P50 DA036114/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA014028/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA022491/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 HD075669/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; T32 DA007242/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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