Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are more than three times more likely to smoke during pregnancy than non-Indigenous women, greatly increasing the risk of poor birth outcomes. Our systematic review found that there is currently no evidence for interventions that are effective in supporting pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to quit smoking, which impedes development and implementation of evidence-informed policy and practice. There is an urgent need for methodologically rigorous studies to test innovative approaches to addressing this problem.
Medical Journal of Australia Vol. 199, Issue 1, p. 39-41