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PCAP Pilot Investigation of Contingency Management for Smoking Among Pregnant Women Postpartum

Program of Excellence in Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment/Life Sciences Discovery Fund
10/1/2012 – 9/31/2013


The purpose of the study is to evaluate a contingency management intervention on the maintenance of cigarette smoking abstinence among postpartum women. The importance of tobacco cessation in the prenatal and postpartum period is well document. Infant exposure to tobacco is detrimental to child health and development, contributing to the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, middle ear infection, and other diseases (DHHS, 2006). And despite the fact that many women are motivated to and successfully quit smoking during the prenatal period approximately 80% resume smoking by the time their infants are one year of age (Colman & Joyce, 2003; Yunsheng, Goins, Pbert, & Ockene, 2005).

Primary Investigator

Jo Ann Dotson
JoAnn Dotson, PhD