Pregnant smokers are receptive to smoking cessation advice and use of nicotine replacement therapy
Article first published online: 29 AUG 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 424–426, August 2008
How to Cite
BEDFORD, K., WALLACE, C., CARROLL, T. and RISSEL, C. (2008), Pregnant smokers are receptive to smoking cessation advice and use of nicotine replacement therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48: 424–426. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00881.x
- Issue published online: 29 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 29 AUG 2008
- Received 04 February 2008; accepted 13 March 2008.
- nicotine replacement therapy;
Pregnant women who identified themselves as smokers were surveyed to ascertain their attitudes towards and likelihood of using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) if it were to be provided free of charge at antenatal clinics. Smokers were asked to participate in a brief anonymous survey to identify current levels of smoking, nicotine dependence, attitudes towards cessation, use of cessation aids and whether they would use free NRT if it were provided with support at antenatal clinics. The majority of women were supportive of NRT being offered to pregnant smokers (87%), and 64% reported they would be very likely to use NRT if it were offered free from the antenatal clinic. These results provide strong support for a comprehensive cessation strategy implemented in antenatal clinics.