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Kavirajan, Harish [The Cochrane Library] . (2017) Clinical question: What are the effects of providing pregnant women with incentives to stop smoking? London: Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

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

Moderate‐quality evidence shows that providing incentives improves smoking cessation rates among pregnant smokers up to 24 weeks postpartum and likewise enhances abstinence rates at delivery, according to eight trials of unclear quality including nearly 1300 women. Trials examined incentives starting at 9 to 16 weeks’ gestational age for pregnant smokers receiving care in public or private clinics and in chemical dependence treatment programs. Incentive groups received monthly or incremental rewards for abstinence, which were sometimes combined with a non‐contingent reward; control groups received only a non‐contingent reward or no reward. Smoking cessation was ascertained through self‐report or via biochemical testing. Trials did not report adverse events associated with incentives.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, Alternative medical treatment, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:30 March 2017
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
HJ Treatment method > Other medical treatment method > Alternative medical treatment
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Pregnant woman

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