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[UK] Council offers shopping vouchers worth £260 to mothers-to-be if they quit smoking

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is offering up to £260 worth of vouchers in a bid to cut the number of infant deaths blamed on smoking in the city / At least 65 women have so far received the Love2Shop vouchers, which can be redeemed in popular stores, inclu
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 16, 2017 17:02
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[UK] ASH comment on BabyClear study to reduce smoking in pregnancy

The BabyClear programme, pioneered in the northeast, has been highly effective, and almost doubled the number of pregnant women quitting smoking. The new Tobacco Control Plan, due to be published shortly, needs to set out how others can learn from this ap
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 16, 2017 15:01
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[UK] Scheme’s success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

Newcastle University researchers evaluated the “BabyClear” programme which follows the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance around smoking in pregnancy by screening all pregnant women for smoking using carbon monoxide monitor
Newcastle University (uk)
added Feb 16, 2017 15:00
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[UK] VIDEO: Expectant mums who quit smoking will have heavier and healthier babies, study shows

The study involving 40,000 mums-to-be showed that the number of women who stopped smoking almost doubled thanks to the programme. The BabyClear programme follows the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance around smoking in pre
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Feb 16, 2017 14:56
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[UK] Mums-to-be twice as likely to quit smoking if they get early help, Newcastle University study finds

Researchers from Newcastle University carried out a study of 40,000 mothers-to-be on the “BabyClear” programme, screening all pregnant women for smoking. Any woman still smoking when she first saw a midwife, at around eight weeks, was given information
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Feb 16, 2017 14:46
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[UK] Scheme's success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment - and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies. Newcastle University researchers evaluated the "BabyClear" programme which
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 16, 2017 14:45
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[UK] Evaluation of a complex healthcare intervention to increase smoking cessation in pregnant women: interrupted time series analysis with economic evaluation [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study provides evidence that implementation of a system-wide intervention across a regional health system focused on skills training, systematic universal carbon monoxide monitoring with opt-out referral, and improved referral pathways and communica
Tobacco Control
added Feb 16, 2017 01:05
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Perinatal nicotine exposure impairs the maturation of glutamatergic inputs in the auditory brainstem

Maternal smoking causes chronic nicotine exposure during early development and results in auditory processing deficits including delayed speech development and learning difficulties. Using a mouse model of chronic, perinatal nicotine exposure we explored
Journal of Physiology
added Feb 16, 2017 00:56
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[Ireland] Smoking in pregnancy ‘dropped by 25% in five years’

Smoking during pregnancy has dropped by one-quarter in five years but it remains a challenging problem, according to new Irish research. The study, which shows for the first time that women are smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy, says the safety of th
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53
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[UK] Pregnant women in Stoke-on-Trent rewarded with shopping vouchers - for giving up smoking

Shopping vouchers are being handed to pregnant women in Stoke-on-Trent - to encourage them to give up smoking. At least 65 women have so far received the vouchers which are being paid for by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Each smoker is challenged to sta
Stoke Sentinel (This Is Staffordshire) (uk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:55
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