‘Opt-out’ referrals after identifying pregnant smokers using exhaled air carbon monoxide: impact on engagement with smoking cessation support

@inproceedings{Campbell2017OptoutRA,
  title={‘Opt-out’ referrals after identifying pregnant smokers using exhaled air carbon monoxide: impact on engagement with smoking cessation support},
  author={Katarzyna A. Campbell and Sue Cooper and Samantha J Fahy and Katharine Bowker and Jo Leonardi-Bee and Andy McEwen and Rachel Whitemore and Tim Coleman},
  booktitle={Tobacco control},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND In the UK, free smoking cessation support is available to pregnant women; only a minority accesses this. 'Opt-out' referrals to stop smoking services (SSS) are recommended by UK guidelines. These involve identifying pregnant smokers using exhaled carbon monoxide (CO) and referring them for support unless they object. METHODS To assess the impact of 'opt-out' referrals for pregnant smokers on SSS uptake and effectiveness, we conducted a 'before-after' service development evaluation… CONTINUE READING

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