Lauren Micalizzi - June 2018

Dr. Lauren Micalizzi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CAAS, recently presented her findings at CPDD's 80th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Her study examined predictors of smoking cessation during pregnancy, showing that mothers who had a lifetime depression diagnosis and more severe nicotine dependence were less likely to quit smoking during pregnancy. And while earlier age of onset and faster progression to regular cigarette smoking predict smoking during pregnancy in other studies, these factors did not predict ability to quit smoking during pregnancy in this study.