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February 29th, 2012

Podcast 148: Smoking cessation during pregnancy is probably more effective with behavioral approaches than with relying on nicotine replacement

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In the largest study of its kind, UK researchers find that helping pregnant women to quit smoking until at least delivery isn’t helped much by nicotine replacement therapy.

The primary outcome, self-reported cessation lasting between the start of therapy and delivery, differed little between the active treatment group and those randomized to placebo (9% versus 8%).

In addition, compliance was low in both groups.

Links

New England Journal of Medicine abstract (free)

One Response to “Podcast 148: Smoking cessation during pregnancy is probably more effective with behavioral approaches than with relying on nicotine replacement”

  1. Carol Newman says:

    Clinical hypnosis has been found to be one of the must useful techniques to help with smoking cessation.

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