Submission Title

Tobacco Cessation in Women's Infants' and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC) - Baby & WE

Session Number

PS1

Location

Graves Gym

Abstract Number

PS1-u

Abstract

Background: Tobacco use in pregnant women is largely associated with low birth weight and premature births, accounting for 20-40% of infant mortality in the U.S. annually.

Aims: to examine the effect of a behavioral tobacco cessation education program, which targets pregnant and postpartum women in WIC and their spouse/partners to help them both quit smoking and/or maintain abstinence for at least three months postpartum.

Hypothesis: Targeted tobacco cessation education, biochemical monitoring and incentives during the postpartum period will improve abstinence from tobacco use among pregnant and parenting women and their spouse/partners.

Methods: An experimental design was used. The control group received standard WIC education; the intervention group received prenatal and postpartum tobacco cessation counseling by trained staff. Dyad participants receive $10 gift cards (per participant within dyads) each time tobacco use is assessed. There are 13 couples currently enrolled and recruitment is ongoing until August 2016. Data analysis and preliminary analysis begins in April 2016.

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Tobacco Cessation in Women's Infants' and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC) - Baby & WE

Graves Gym

Background: Tobacco use in pregnant women is largely associated with low birth weight and premature births, accounting for 20-40% of infant mortality in the U.S. annually.

Aims: to examine the effect of a behavioral tobacco cessation education program, which targets pregnant and postpartum women in WIC and their spouse/partners to help them both quit smoking and/or maintain abstinence for at least three months postpartum.

Hypothesis: Targeted tobacco cessation education, biochemical monitoring and incentives during the postpartum period will improve abstinence from tobacco use among pregnant and parenting women and their spouse/partners.

Methods: An experimental design was used. The control group received standard WIC education; the intervention group received prenatal and postpartum tobacco cessation counseling by trained staff. Dyad participants receive $10 gift cards (per participant within dyads) each time tobacco use is assessed. There are 13 couples currently enrolled and recruitment is ongoing until August 2016. Data analysis and preliminary analysis begins in April 2016.