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Identifying effective behavior change techniques for alcohol and illicit substance use during pregnancy: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Fergie, L., Cambbell, K., Coleman-Haynes, T., Ussher, M., Cooper, S., & Coleman, T. (2018). Identifying effective behavior change techniques for alcohol and illicit substance use during pregnancy: a systematic review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1-13. doi:10.1093/abm/kay085

Background: During pregnancy, consuming alcohol and using illicit drugs can have serious health implications for both mother and child. Behavioral change interventions, especially those underpinned by theoretical constructs, can be effective in reduc... Read More

Nicotine preloading for smoking cessation: the Preloading RCT (2018)
Journal Article
Aveyard, P., Lindson, N., Tearne, S., Adams, R., Ahmed, K., Alekna, R., …Pokhrel, S. (2018). Nicotine preloading for smoking cessation: the Preloading RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 22(41), doi:10.3310/hta22410. ISSN 1366-5278

Background: Nicotine preloading means using nicotine replacement therapy prior to a quit date while smoking normally. The aim is to reduce the drive to smoke, thereby reducing cravings for smoking after quit day, which are the main cause of early rel... Read More

Effects on abstinence of nicotine patch treatment prior to quitting smoking: a parallel, two-arm, pragmatic randomised trial (2018)
Journal Article
Aveyard, P., Lewis, S., Coleman, T., Dickinson, A., Randall, C., Orton, S., & Perdue, J. (2018). Effects on abstinence of nicotine patch treatment prior to quitting smoking: a parallel, two-arm, pragmatic randomised trial. BMJ, 361, doi:10.1136/bmj.k2164. ISSN 0959-8138

Objectives: Standard smoking cessation pharmacotherapy is recommended in the post-quit period, but may also facilitate abstinence if used prior to quitting. The objective was to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of nicotine patch worn... Read More

Uptake of tailored text message, smoking cessation support in pregnancy when advertised on the Internet (MiQuit): observational study (2018)
Journal Article
Emery, J., Coleman, T., Sutton, S., Cooper, S., Leonardi-Bee, J., Jones, M. D., & Naughton, F. (2018). Uptake of tailored text message, smoking cessation support in pregnancy when advertised on the Internet (MiQuit): observational study. JMIR, 20(4), doi:10.2196/jmir.8525

Background: Smoking in pregnancy is a major public health concern. Pregnant smokers are particularly difficult to reach, with low uptake of support options and few effective interventions. Text message–based self-help is a promising, low-cost interve... Read More

Stillbirth among women prescribed nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy: analysis of a large UK pregnancy cohort (2018)
Journal Article
Dhalwani, N. N., Szatkowski, L., Coleman, T., Fiaschi, L., & Tata, L. J. (in press). Stillbirth among women prescribed nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy: analysis of a large UK pregnancy cohort. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, doi:10.1093/ntr/nty019. ISSN 1462-2203

Objective: To compare risk of stillbirth between maternal smokers and those prescribed NRT during pregnancy. Design: Cross-sectional analysis nested in a pregnancy cohort with longitudinal routinely-recorded medical data. Setting: United Kingdo... Read More

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

Factors associated with the effectiveness and reach of NHS Stop Smoking Services for pregnant women in England (2017)
Journal Article
Vaz, L. R., Coleman, T., Fahy, S., Cooper, S., Bauld, L., & Szatkowski, L. (2017). Factors associated with the effectiveness and reach of NHS Stop Smoking Services for pregnant women in England. BMC Health Services Research, 17, doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2502-y. ISSN 1472-6963

Background The UK National Health Service provides Stop Smoking Services for pregnant women (SSSP) but there is a lack of evidence concerning how these are best organised. This study investigates influences on services’ effectiveness and also on t... Read More

Predictors of postpartum return to smoking: a systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Orton, S., Coleman, T., Coleman-Haynes, T., & Ussher, M. (in press). Predictors of postpartum return to smoking: a systematic review. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, doi:10.1093/ntr/ntx163. ISSN 1462-2203

Background: Finding effective ways to help pregnant women quit smoking and remain abstinent is a major public health issue. Approximately half of UK women who smoke attempt cessation after conception; unfortunately, up to 75% return to smoking within... Read More