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CTP Supplement to Parent Grant: Fetal Behavior, Brain & Stress Response: Ultrasound Markers of Maternal Smoking

CTP Supplement to Parent Grant: Fetal Behavior, Brain & Stress Response: Ultrasound Markers of Maternal Smoking

Principal Investigator: Laura Stroud

Funding Mechanism:  National Institutes of Health - Grant

ID number: 3 R01 DA036999-02S2

Award Date: 1/29/2015

Institution: The Miriam Hospital


Maternal tobacco use during pregnancy is a significant public health problem. Pregnant women may be vulnerable to the appeal of tobacco product flavorings due to alterations in taste, cravings, nausea, as well as to variable patterns of tobacco use during pregnancy. In this supplement to an ongoing study, 50 pregnant smokers and non-smokers (ages 18-40) will complete detailed interviews and self-report measures regarding perceptions and use of flavors/flavored products.  Study aims are: (1) to evaluate the impact of flavors/sweetness on perceptions and attractiveness of tobacco products in pregnant smokers and non-smokers, and (2) to evaluate the impact of perceptions of flavors/sweetness on use of flavored tobacco products in pregnant smokers and non-smokers. Study findings may inform regulatory activities related to tobacco product flavors.