The CHU Nantes maternity hospital is looking for pregnant women who want to stop smoking during pregnancy, who are willing to take part in a study.
Various studies have shown that nicotine replacement therapy is less effective in stopping smoking in pregnant women than in all-out smokers. Hence the idea of alternative means, without undesirable effects for the health of the mother or the child. A new study, carried by the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, with the financial support of the National Cancer Institute, creates a financial incentive as a stop aid. It will be carried out in 16 maternities of France, including that of the University Hospital of Nantes. During 36 months, this study predicts 3 at 5 consultations for smoking by a volunteer pregnant woman until delivery, and a phone call back in the next 6 months.
Goal ? To evaluate the impact of a financial incentive on smoking cessation rates among pregnant women who smoke.
Volunteers will be randomly divided into two groups: a control group " and one " treatment group - financial incentive". Financial incentives will take the form of vouchers, valid in a large number of stores (with the exception of buying tobacco or alcohol).
Women who wish to participate in the study must be pregnant less than 18 weeks (4 months and a half), have 18 years or older, smoke at least 5 manufactured cigarettes a day or 3 cigarettes rolled a day, be strongly motivated to stop to smoke, do not use electronic cigarettes during this pregnancy, do not use other tobacco products (pipe, cigar, oral tobacco) than cigarettes.
source : west-france.fr