New research from Western shows exercise may help pregnant women quit smoking

New research from Western University shows that pregnant women wishing to quit smoking should exercise and just 15 to 20 minutes of walking is enough to stave off most tobacco cravings. According to recent statistics, 19 per cent of Canadian women between 20 to 24 years reported smoking during their most recent pregnancy. Pregnancy / […]

Financial incentives help economically-disadvantaged pregnant smokers quit, improve fetal growth

Smoking prevalence varies by socioeconomic status — particularly in terms of educational attainment — putting economically-disadvantaged women at greater risk for smoking during pregnancy and related negative outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and other later adverse effects. An approach using financial incentives has proven effective in increasing quitting and improving fetal growth among this […]

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit, according to a study published on bmj.com.Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have long lasting effects in offspring.In England, 26% of women smoke in the year before their pregnancy and 12% smoke through to delivery. Pregnancy […]