Effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions among pregnant women: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460323002496?via%3Dihub

Non-pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation are the most effective for pregnant women. The moderator analysis suggests that pregnant women of low socioeconomic status might benefit less from smoking cessation interventions than women of a high socioeconomic status. These women are usually heavier smokers that live in pro-smoking environments and could require more intensive and targeted interventions.


This meta-analysis included 63 RCTs (n = 19,849 women). The interventions found to be effective were: financial incentives (RR:1.77; 95%CI:1.21-2.58), counseling (RR:1.27; 95%CI:1.13-1.43) and long-term nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (RR:1.53; 95%CI:1.16-2.01). Short-term NRT, bupropion, digital interventions, feedback, social support, and exercise showed no effectiveness.

Topics: Health Promotion, Tobacco
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: Science Direct
Date Last Updated: 2023-12-27 09:19:14

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