Mothers Aunties Maternal Aboriginal Smokers (MAMAS) study

S Perkes, M Gruppetta, B Bonevski, J Mattes, G Gould

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Background: Aboriginal women are 3.6 times as likely to smoke across the life span including during pregnancy compared to non-Aboriginal women (46% vs 12%). Smoking when pregnant has a significant and widespread impact on infant and child health and subsequent health across the life span. To have greater impact anti-tobacco messages and resources need be culturally and context specific to Aboriginal communities. By supporting Aboriginal women to quit smoking when pregnant, both the woman and baby have greater health across the lifespan.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP28
Pages (from-to)31-31
Number of pages1
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Issue numberS5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventHunter Cancer Research Symposium 2017 - Hunter Medical Research Institute, New Lambton Heights, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 201724 Nov 2017


  • Conference abstract
  • Conference presentation
  • Conference poster
  • Aboriginal women
  • Australian Indigenous Women
  • Australian Indigenous Pregnant Women
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
  • Smoking cessation care (SCC)
  • Aboriginal maternal smokers


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