Midwives' recommendation of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation strategy in pregnancy

Broadfield, Amy, Ahmadi, Keivan and Ayre, Helen (2021) Midwives' recommendation of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation strategy in pregnancy. British Journal of Midwifery, 29 (1). ISSN 0969-4900

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.1.37

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Abstract

Introduction
Electronic cigarettes have been described as a public health crisis. Approximately 10.6% of pregnant women smoke conventional cigarettes at the time of delivery, but the prevalence of e-cigarette use during pregnancy is unknown.
Objectives
To assess the extent of midwives' current knowledge and attitudes on electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation strategy during pregnancy.
Methods
Electronic databases were searched. These were supplemented by manual searches, which were completed to include reports from Public Health England and the Royal College of Midwives.
Results
A total of 22 papers were identified, reviewed and are presented as a narrative literature review. Topics such as epidemiology, organisational stances, opinions of smoking cessation in pregnancy and opinions from stop smoking services were explored. There have been conflicting ideas regarding the use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy and women who have recently given birth.
Conclusions
Whilst the current literature regarding electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation strategy during pregnancy is well explored, there is no literature that investigates the attitudes of midwives and how this may affect their recommendation of e-cigarettes. The results of this study could serve as a point of reference for future clinical research, as well as clinical practice, by bringing to light the knowledge and attitudes midwives have regarding electronic cigarette use in pregnancy, and may be able to suggest some changes to improve the current practices.

Keywords:Smoking Cessation, Pregnancy, electronic cigarettes, Midwives, Narrative Review
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Medical School
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ID Code:43585
Deposited On:07 Jan 2021 11:43

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