A randomized evaluation of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women at a WIC clinic

Am J Public Health. 1990 Jan;80(1):76-8. doi: 10.2105/ajph.80.1.76.


Pregnant smokers attending a local health department WIC clinic were randomly assigned to one of two self-help smoking cessation programs or usual care. The multiple component program resulted in larger quit rates than usual care during the last month of pregnancy (11 percent vs 3 percent) and postpartum (7 percent vs 0 percent). Achieving quit rates in WIC similar to those in studies conducted at prenatal care settings, suggests that smoking cessation programs for low-income pregnant WIC clients are feasible.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Maternal Health Services*
  • Parity
  • Pregnancy
  • Random Allocation
  • Smoking Prevention*