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Letters Smoking status and pregnancy

Utility of point of care cotinine test during pregnancy

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 31 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5652
  1. Graham F Cope, honorary senior research fellow1
  1. 1University of Birmingham, Birmingham
  1. grahamcope{at}

    Shipton and colleagues highlight the unreliability of self reported smoking status by pregnant women.1 Their findings reinforce the need for biochemical verification of smoking habit to identify all smokers, who can then be offered advice and support to quit.

    We used a new 5 minute point of care urine test for cotinine called SmokeScreen to …

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