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Pregnant women needed for their views on smartphone app SmokeFree Baby

20 March 2015

Do you live in London and are you expecting a baby? Or do you know someone who is? UCL researchers are currently testing SmokeFree Baby - a smartphone app designed by a specialist at UCL to help pregnant women cut down or quit smoking, and they are keen to hear your views.

Pregnant women needed for their views on smartphone app SmokeFree Baby

Who can take part? If you are aged 18 or over, pregnant and currently smoking cigarettes at least once a week.

When: The sessions are informal and will take about 30 minutes. If you are interested in taking part, please e-mail:  joyce.wu.14@ucl.ac.uk to schedule a time that is convenient for you.

Location: Euston, London.

1-19 Torrington Place, in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (close to Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street and Goodge Street stations).

What does it involve? You will be asked to explore the SmokeFree Baby app on a researcher's iPhone (e.g. clicking and entering different parts of the app). Researchers would also like you to comment out loud whatever comes to your mind when using the app. Only your audio and the actions on the screen will be recorded and all the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.


Participants will be compensated with a £30 Marks and Spencer gift voucher.

To take part in this study, or if you have any further questions, please contact: joyce.wu.14@ucl.ac.uk.

This study is conducted by Joyce Wu, MSc Student, Department of Epidemiology and Health, and supervisors Ildiko Tombor and Lion Shahab. This study has received ethical approval from the UCL Research Ethics Committee, ID Number: CEHP/2013/508.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health