Bupropion for the Prevention of Postpartum Smoking Relapse


Currently, more than half of all women who are able to quit smoking cigarettes during pregnancy start smoking again within six months after they give birth. We want to find out if the drug bupropion (a commercially-available medicine) can help women who quit smoking during pregnancy to continue not smoking after they give birth. All study visits can be completed either in-person or virtually.

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18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• age 18 to 40
• lifetime history of smoking at least 100 cigarettes, quit smoking during current pregnancy
• uncomplicated delivery, at least 37 weeks gestation
• home within 10 days of delivery
• don't want to start smoking again
Exclusion Criteria:

• currently use other forms of tobacco or nicotine (e-cigs, chew, snuff, etc.)
• currently use cessation aids
• currently use illicit drugs or alcohol dependence
• taking an antidepressant
• family history of seizures or seizure disorder

Mental Health & Addiction, Women's Health

postpartum, smoking, smoking cessation

Katherine Harrison -
Sharon Allen, PhD
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