Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women

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Correspondence to Lorraine J. Greaves PhD.

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Acknowledgements: This article stems from a larger work, “Expecting to Quit: A Best Practices Review of Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Girls,” funded by Health Canada. The project team consisted of: Drs. Lorraine Greaves and Renee Cormier and Ms. Karen Devries, BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health; Drs. Joan Bottorff and Joy Johnson, University of British Columbia; Dr. Susan Kirkland, Dalhousie University; and Dr. David Aboussafy, Psychologist, Clinical Coordinator, Counseling Services, University of British Columbia

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Devries, K.M., Greaves, L.J. Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women. Can J Public Health 95, 278–280 (2004).

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