The Smoking MUMS (Maternal Use of Medications and Safety) Study


Funded by NHMRC Project Grant.

Little is known about the utilisation, effectiveness and safety of pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation during pregnancy. The Smoking MUMS (Maternal Use of Medications and Safety) Study will explore these issues using routinely collected perinatal data from NSW and WA linked to pharmaceutical data and records of other health service use. In addition to investigating the maternal and neonatal safety of nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion and varenicline use during pregnancy, the Smoking MUMS Study is exploring inequalities in the use of these medications in disadvantaged populations, including Aboriginal women, and whether their use has changed in response to pharmaceutical policy reforms and changes in clinical guidelines.



Project team

Dr Alys Havard
Medicine & Health
Professor Louisa Jorm
Medicine & Health
Dr Duong Thuy Tran
Medicine & Health

Project collaborators: External

David Preen
University of Western Australia
Mike Daube
Curtin University
Anna Kemp
University of Western Australia
Kristjana Einnarsdotir
Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia

Key contact

Medicine & Health
9385 0646