|Awarded On||August 19, 2020|
|Title||Promoting Access to Maternal Smoking Cessation and Smoke-free Home Services Among Low-income Rural Pregnant Women and Their Household Smokers|
|Award Mechanism||Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening|
|Institution/Organization||Texas A&M University|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lei-Shih Chen|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Need: Smoking during pregnancy increases the risks of complications during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. Disparities in maternal smoking exist among underserved and marginalized pregnant women. Low-income pregnant women in rural residency have disproportionally higher smoking rates before, during, and after pregnancy. The Brazos Valley (BV) Region in East-Central Texas consists of seven rural counties. The pregnancy smoking rates in the BV Region is approximately two to three times higher than the state as a whole. Nevertheless, only flyers and referrals to the state quit-line are currently offered, which have yielded a low prenatal cessation rate in the BV Region. To address such di...