Smoking and smoking cessation among men whose partners are pregnant: a qualitative study.

@article{Wakefield1998SmokingAS,
  title={Smoking and smoking cessation among men whose partners are pregnant: a qualitative study.},
  author={Melanie A. Wakefield and Yael Reid and Lyn Roberts and Robyn Mullins and Pamela Gillies},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={657-64}
}
Smoking among partners of non-smoking pregnant women has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcome, including low birthweight. Paternal smoking also increases the risk of infant respiratory infections and sudden infant death syndrome, irrespective of maternal smoking status. Furthermore, men's smoking habits are probably one of the strongest influences on the extent to which women are able to quit smoking in pregnancy and maintain cessation post birth. In four focus group discussions, male… CONTINUE READING
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