Smoking in pregnancy is the biggest cause of harm to babies, very young infants and to mothers. In the UK up to 12% of women smoke throughout pregnancy and this is completely reversible. Pregnancy motivates around 50% of smokers to stop but many women either can’t stop during pregnancy or, if they do, they re-start smoking again afterwards.
We design and conduct trials to test out new ways of helping women to stop smoking when they are pregnant. We are skilled in applied health services research, health psychology, behavioural sciences, statistics, qualitative research, systematic review, epidemiology, economics and analysis of large, routine databases.
Have you ever smoked while you have been pregnant or very soon afterwards? If so we would be keen to hear from you. We need to hear your views to help us design research which is relevant and useful for women who smoke when pregnant.
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