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Smoking and quit attempts during pregnancy and postpartum: a longitudinal UK cohort (2017)
Journal Article
Cooper, S., Orton, S., Leonardi-Bee, J., Brotherton, E., Vanderbloemen, L., Bowker, K., …Coleman, T. (2017). Smoking and quit attempts during pregnancy and postpartum: a longitudinal UK cohort. BMJ Open, 7(11), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018746

Objectives Pregnancy motivates women to try stopping smoking, but little is known about timing of their quit attempts and how quitting intentions change during pregnancy and postpartum. Using longitudinal data, this study aimed to document women’s sm... Read More

The adaptation and uptake evaluation of an SMS text message smoking cessation programme (MiQuit) for use in antenatal care (2015)
Journal Article
Naughton, F., Cooper, S., Bowker, K., Campbell, K., Sutton, S., Leonardi-Bee, J., …Coleman, T. (2015). The adaptation and uptake evaluation of an SMS text message smoking cessation programme (MiQuit) for use in antenatal care. BMJ Open, 5(10), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008871. ISSN 2044-6055

Objectives: To adapt a tailored SMS text message smoking cessation intervention (MiQuit) for use without active health professional endorsement in routine antenatal care settings, to estimate ‘real world’ uptake and test the feasibility of its use. D... Read More

Understanding pregnant smokers’ adherence to nicotine replacement therapy during a quit attempt: a qualitative study (2015)
Journal Article
Bowker, K., Campbell, K., Coleman, T., & Lewis, S. (in press). Understanding pregnant smokers’ adherence to nicotine replacement therapy during a quit attempt: a qualitative study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18(5), doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv205. ISSN 1462-2203

Background: Pregnant smokers may be offered nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) alongside behavioral support to assist with a quit attempt. Yet trials of NRT have found adherence to be low among pregnant women, and this has made it difficult to determ... Read More

Changes in the rate of nicotine metabolism across pregnancy: a longitudinal study (2015)
Journal Article
Bowker, K., Lewis, S., Coleman, T., & Cooper, S. (2015). Changes in the rate of nicotine metabolism across pregnancy: a longitudinal study. Addiction, 110(11), doi:10.1111/add.13029. ISSN 0965-2140

Aims: Increased nicotine metabolism during pregnancy could explain why nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) appears to be less effective on smoking cessation in pregnancy than in non-pregnant smokers, but little is known about nicotine metabolism acros... Read More

Comparison of cotinine levels in pregnant women while smoking and when using nicotine replacement therapy (2014)
Journal Article
Bowker, K. A., Lewis, S., Coleman, T., Vaz, L. R., & Cooper, S. (2014). Comparison of cotinine levels in pregnant women while smoking and when using nicotine replacement therapy. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16(6), doi:10.1093/ntr/ntu029. ISSN 1462-2203

BACKGROUND: Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps smokers quit smoking, but trials indicate that there is no evidence that it is effective during pregnancy. As metabolism increases during pregnancy, NRT may deliver insufficient nicotine to allevia... Read More

Longitudinal cohort survey of women's smoking behaviour and attitudes in pregnancy: study methods and baseline data (2014)
Journal Article
Orton, S., Bowker, K., Cooper, S., Naughton, F., Ussher, M., Pickett, K. E., …Coleman, T. (2014). Longitudinal cohort survey of women's smoking behaviour and attitudes in pregnancy: study methods and baseline data. BMJ Open, 4(5), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004915. ISSN 2044-6055

Objectives: To report methods used to assemble a contemporary pregnancy cohort for investigating influences on smoking behaviour before, during and after pregnancy and to report characteristics of women recruited. Design: Longitudinal cohort surve... Read More