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Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Jun;48(6):608-13. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22614. Epub 2012 Jul 10.

A randomized trial of a brief intervention to promote smoking cessation for parents during child hospitalization.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA. shawnralston@msn.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Parental smoking significantly increases the risk of child hospitalization for multiple illnesses. Parenting smokers may not have easy access to smoking cessation services elsewhere and a few interventions with this population in the inpatient setting have shown promising results.

METHODS:

We sought to evaluate the efficacy of a brief intervention with smoking parents on smoking cessation rates after child hospitalization with a randomized, controlled trial.

RESULTS:

Sixty smoking parents participated in the study. The majority of study participants were uninsured women under age 30 who smoked approximately half of a pack per day. There were no statistically significant differences between control and intervention groups for our outcomes. However, 45% (CI: 33-57%) of all participants reported at least one quit attempt during the 2-month study period and 18% (CI: 10-30%) of participants were quit at study conclusion.

CONCLUSIONS:

Willingness to quit smoking was much higher than expected in this population of parenting smokers.

PMID:
22782737
DOI:
10.1002/ppul.22614
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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