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Letters Physical activity for smoking cessation in pregnancy

Trials on physical activity for smoking cessation in pregnancy missed a trick or two

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3554
  1. Alain Braillon, senior consultant1,
  2. Susan Bewley, professor of complex obstetrics2
  1. 1University Hospital, 80000 Amiens, France
  2. 2Women’s Health Academic Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SEI 7EH, UK
  1. braillon.alain{at}

Smoking cessation may be the most important health intervention during pregnancy because smoking is the most preventable cause of preterm birth and other illnesses. The BMJ must be commended for publishing three randomised trials dealing with smoking during pregnancy over 15 months …

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