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August 3, 2021

Simple Intervention Motivates Expectant Fathers to Quit Smoking

JAMA. 2021;326(5):378. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.12117

Fathers-to-be who used cigarettes were nearly twice as likely to quit after receiving brief advice on the dangers of secondhand smoking along with a sample of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and a referral to cessation services, according to trial results in JAMA Internal Medicine. The multisite study took place in Hong Kong, where nearly 30% of men with newborns smoke.

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