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Case study: Helping mums-to-be quit smoking in the North East

The number of women who smoke during pregnancy is higher in the North East than elsewhere in England.

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Stop smoking support services for people with recognised mental health problems

This research project will compare stop smoking support services offered to people with recognised mental health problems and the general population.

August 2017 - August 2018

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Modelling preventative interventions to address inequalities in chronic disease

Heart disease is still a major cause of disability and death, and it particularly affects people in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

October 2012 - September 2015

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Evaluating the babyClear© programme

This research project evaluated the babyClear© programme to find out if it was an effective way to reduce the number of mums-to-be smoking in the North East of England.

April 2013 - July 2015

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Evaluating Smokefree Homes Service in Stoke-on-Trent

This project aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Smokefree Homes Service in Stoke on Trent to see if it was an effective way to reduce children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and make homes smoke free.

September 2016 - April 2018

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The Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS)

A detailed monthly national survey is needed to understand population-wide influences on alcohol use, and to inform and evaluate policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm.

March 2014 - March 2017

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Behind the research: Dr Jamie Brown

Today we meet Dr Jamie Brown, Principal Research Associate and Deputy Director of the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at UCL.

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Scheme’s success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment – and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies.

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Intervention impact on North East smoking in pregnancy

An intervention evaluated by NIHR SPHR researchers at Fuse has shown to have a substantial impact on referrals to smoking cessation services and quit rates among pregnant women in North East England.

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Smokers quitting tobacco also drink less alcohol

People recently attempting to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

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