Examining characteristics associated with quitting smoking during pregnancy and relapse postpartum.
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Addictive behaviors, ISSN: 1873-6327, Vol: 78, Page: 114-119
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Smoking during pregnancy is a significant public health concern that can cause adverse health outcomes for both the mother and fetus. Studies have shown only 40% of women quit smoking during pregnancy, with more than half relapsing within 6months, and up to 90% relapsing within one year. This study investigates differences in demographics and smoking-related symptomatology between pregnant smokers and pregnant quitters, as well as factors associated with postpartum relapse.