There is a significant need for nicotine cessation programs for pregnant women in Spokane
County. SCRIPT has been proven to be an effective method for smoking cessation in pregnant
women. This study will evaluate the success of SCRIPT delivered by pharmacists. At the end of
the study, the investigators hope to have three questions answered: 1) what is the quit rate
of pregnant women in the Spokane area who receive the SCRIPT intervention delivered by
pharmacists? 2) How does the quit rate compare to the quit rates of SCRIPT programs delivered
by other health care providers as documented in the literature? And 3) Does the SCRIPT
intervention have a significant effect on quit rates for pregnant women compared to current
Spokane county quit rates? Urine cotinine tests will be used to document smoking status
before delivery of the SCRIPT program, approximately one week after quit date and at >36 wks
gestation or at delivery for study participants.
1. The goal of this project is to evaluate the success of pharmacists in delivering the
SCRIPT smoking cessation program. The research questions that need to be addressed are: i.
What is the quit rate of pregnant women in the Spokane area who receive the SCRIPT
intervention delivered by a pharmacist? ii. How does this quit rate compare to the quit rates
of other SCRIPT programs given by other health care providers (social workers, nurses, etc.)?
iii. Does the SCRIPT intervention have a significant effect on quit rates for smoking
pregnant women compared to current Spokane county quit rates?
- nicotine use
- English speaking
- 18 years of age or older
- Males due to pregnancy status not applicable