Effects of a population-based smoking cessation programme on smoking in pregnancy

N Jaakkola, Jouni Jaakkola

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    A controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a low-intensity population-based smoking cessation programme in maternity care clinics. Quitting smoking during pregnancy was assessed by a self-administered questionnaire and verified by hair nicotine concentration. In the intervention area, 58/306 women (19.0%) reported quitting smoking during pregnancy whereas in the reference area the numbers were 22/152 (14.5%) (difference = 4.5%, 95% confidence interval: -2.6%-11.6%). The intervention group indicated that they received more information on adverse effects of smoking, studied the material more actively, and felt that material from maternity care influenced their smoking behaviour more than the reference group.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)446-449
    Number of pages4
    JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001


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