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An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial

Gillian S Gould and Andy McEwen
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (1): 23. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11221

To the Editor: We comment on practical aspects of the approach to maternal Indigenous smoking raised in the study by Eades and colleagues.1

  • Gillian S Gould1
  • Andy McEwen2

  • 1 School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD.
  • 2 National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training, University College London, London, UK.


Acknowledgements: 

Gillian Gould receives a National Health and Medical Research Council training scholarship for Indigenous health research, cofunded by the National Heart Foundation, and has received grants from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to develop Indigenous smoking cessation programs.

Competing interests:

Andy McEwen has received travel funding, honoraria and consultancy payments from manufacturers of smoking cessation products (Pfizer, Novartis UK and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare). He also receives payment for providing training to smoking cessation specialists, receives royalties from books on smoking cessation, and has a share in a patent for a nicotine-delivery device.

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