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Kavirajan, Harish (2019) Clinical question: What are the effects of providing pregnant women with incentives to stop smoking? Cochrane Clinical Answers . DOI: 10.1002/cca.2669.

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

Moderate‐certainty evidence shows that providing incentives such as monthly or incremental rewards starting at 9 to 16 weeks’ gestational age improves smoking cessation rates among pregnant smokers up to 24 weeks postpartum (220 vs 92 per 1000 women; all results on average) and likewise enhances abstinence rates at delivery (240 vs 86 per 1000 women; based on 1244 women). Smoking cessation was ascertained through self‐report or via biochemical testing. Trials did not report adverse events associated with incentives.


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