We are looking for: pregnant and parenting young women between the ages of 16-24 years old who smoke currently or smoked prior to becoming pregnant.

The Study Aim: The aim of this qualitative inquiry is to bring to the forefront the challenges and everyday issues these young women face throughout pregnancy and postpartum and begin to understand how these factors/issues relate to their smoking behavior. The study also aims to identify young mother’s attitudes towards and experiences with smoking cessation supports/services in preconception, during pregnancy and postpartum as well as explore their perceived care needs during this emotionally charged time. This research may inspire more holistic, comprehensive smoking cessation support for this population.

Participants will be asked to: complete an interview in-person or over the phone, as per their personal preference. The interviews will last roughly 30-45 minutes. Participants may also be contacted and asked to do a shorter interview to help us verify themes emerging from the data.

Participants will receive: Participants will receive a $15 grocery or Shopper’s Drug Mart gift card, as per their preferences. If the participant consents to a second contact, they will receive an additional $5 added to their gift card value and will therefore have received a total of $20 in gift cards!

For more information please visit the study website: PPYMSS Study

If you are interested in participating, please contact Jamie Dawdy.

email: dawdyjl@mcmaster.ca

phone: 905-616-0541

This project was reviewed and received ethics approval from the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board. Should you have any questions or concerns about the involvement of participants in the study, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Chair of the HHS/FHS Research Ethics Board at 905-521-2100.