Special Issue "Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy and Postpartum"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: Smoking cessation in pregnancy and postpartum; including e-cigarettes; clinical trials; applied health research; health services research; intervention development
Interests: Smoking cessation in pregnancy and postpartum; smoking cessation interventions; behaviour change; health service research; online research; qualitative research; systematic reviews
Interests: smoking cessation in pregnancy and postpartum; secondhand smoke exposure in the home; breastfeeding; postpartum return to smoking; behaviour change; intervention development; health service research; qualitative research
This Special Issue will focus on smoking cessation in pregnancy and postpartum.
Smoking tobacco in pregnancy is known to have adverse health effects on women and infants. Worldwide, 8% of women are current tobacco smokers; however, global trends in tobacco smoking suggest this will increase to 20% by 2025. Although some women quit during pregnancy, many women continue to smoke tobacco throughout. Average rates of tobacco smoking in pregnancy range between <1% and 18.3% from country to country but can be much higher in certain communities, particularly those affected by greater economic deprivation. Of those women who do successfully quit smoking in pregnancy, up to 75% will return to smoking within the first 12 months postpartum, increasing their own and their children’s risk of smoking-related ill health. More effective interventions to support smoking cessation in pregnancy and postpartum and to prevent return to smoking need to be developed, evaluated, and implemented. Examples might include novel behavioral, tailored or targeted approaches, use of e-health, m-health or other technologies, consideration of better or alternative ways of using nicotine as a cessation aid (for example, increasing adherence to nicotine replacement therapy or use of electronic cigarettes), and improved training for health professionals. Harm reduction approaches could also be considered.
We invite those of you working in this area to submit articles on these and other themes relating to smoking cessation and preventing return to smoking in pregnancy and postpartum.
Dr. Sue Cooper
Dr. Katarzyna Campbell
Dr. Sophie Orton
Manuscript Submission Information
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- smoking cessation
- return to smoking/relapse
- nicotine replacement therapy
- intervention development
- minority groups
- harm reduction
- smoking cessation interventions
- secondhand smoke exposure
- smoking in the home