Smoking cessation and pregnancy

Cath Einon and Keir E. Lewis

in Smoking Cessation

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ISBN: 9780199556250
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607327 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Smoking cessation and pregnancy

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• Smoking while pregnant is harmful to both the mother and the foetus. • The harm for the child extends past birth and is probably life-long. • Less than half of pregnant smokers seek specialist support. • 40% of female smokers smoke for part of their pregnancy, 20% will continue throughout. • Stop-smoking services need to be more engaging to pregnant smokers but specialist services, outside of routine antenatal care, are successful. • Nicotine replacement therapy is licensed for use in pregnancy.

Chapter.  1781 words. 

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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