Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation Among Disadvantaged Pregnant Women (ICPSR 35886)

Principal Investigator(s): Higgins, Stephen T., University of Vermont and State Agricultural College


This project consists of a randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy and cost effectiveness through one-year postpartum of current best practices for smoking cessation during pregnancy vs. best practices plus financial incentives among 230 pregnant Medicaid recipients. It also includes a third condition of 115 pregnant non-smokers matched to the smokers on socio-demographic and health conditions to compare the extent to which the treatments reduce the burden of smoking and to estimate how much more might be accomplished by further improvements in the incentives intervention without exceeding cost-effectiveness.

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Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1R01HD075669)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    low income groups, pregnancy, smoking, smoking cessation, women

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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