In reply: Although our trial1 did not decrease quit rates with an intensive intervention, health professionals should continue to deliver appropriate intensive smoking interventions to pregnant Indigenous women.2 Guidelines advise the exercise of caution with the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in pregnancy,
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An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial
Sandra J Eades, Rob W Sanson-Fisher and Katie Panaretto
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (1): 23-24.
Sandra J Eades, Professor of Public Health1
Rob W Sanson-Fisher, Laureate Professor of Health Behaviour2
Katie Panaretto, Population Health Medical Officer3
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