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SNAP - Smoking, Nicotine and Pregnancy

The SNAP trial investigates whether Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) helps pregnant women to give up smoking, whether it is cost-effective, and if it has any effect on the subsequent behaviour and development of their children over the next two years. The six-year trial, which started in September 2006, is led by Dr Tim Coleman from the Division of Primary Care with funding from the Health Technology Assessment Programme. It aims to recruit 1050 pregnant women who express an interest in giving up smoking when they attend their ultrasound appointment at seven hospitals across the Midlands and North West England. They will be randomised to receive either NRT or placebo patch along with behavioural support. The study involves researchers from the schools of Community Health Sciences, Medical and Surgical Sciences and Human Development and collaboration with Dundee and York universities.


Funder(s): National Institute for Health Research HTA
Start Date: 01-Sep-2006
Expiry Date: 31-Aug-2012


Internal staff

External collaborators

  • Tim Coleman