Pregnant women’s experiences and views on an “opt-out” referral pathway to specialist smoking cessation support: a qualitative evaluation
Sloan, Melanie and Campbell, Katarzyna and Bowker, Katharine and Coleman, Tim and Cooper, Sue and Brafman-Price, Barbara and Naughton, Felix (2016) Pregnant women’s experiences and views on an “opt-out” referral pathway to specialist smoking cessation support: a qualitative evaluation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18 (5). pp. 900-905. ISSN 1469-994X
Official URL: http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/5/900
Introduction: Smoking in pregnancy remains an important and costly public health concern with policy makers worldwide researching methods to aid cessation. UK government guidelines recommend implementation of an “opt-out” (ie, whether requested or not) referral pathway for pregnant smokers to specialist smoking cessation support using carbon monoxide (CO) screening. This study explores the views of pregnant smokers who experienced this new pathway in one UK hospital trust.
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