A theory based survey of UK and USA HCPs views on the promotion of smoking cessation and interrelated cancer preventative behaviours postpartum

Emma Ward, Dian Nostikasari, Allison Kurti, Jamie Payton, Angelos Kassianos, Claire Adams Spears, Fiona Mitchell, Caitlin Notley

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Across the UK and USA, postpartum smoking relapse rates are high for women who quit smoking during pregnancy: up to 75% at 12 months1-3. Simultaneously, rates of exclusive breastfeeding and physical activity are low. These three cancer preventative behaviours have complex interactions, for example, smoking relapse often corresponds with discontinuing breastfeeding4-6, and breastfeeding can be seen as a barrier to physical activity7.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2018
EventSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 24th Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 201824 Feb 2018


ConferenceSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 24th Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
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  • smoking abstinence
  • physical activity
  • breastfeeding
  • preventative behaviours
  • smoking cessation

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