Purpose: Research is designed to know the opinions of women who quit smoking
during pregnancy on changing smoking behaviors during the postpartum period.
Design and Methods: Forty‐seven women who quit smoking during pregnancy were
included in the sample of study. Data were collected using in‐depth face‐to‐face
interview method with semistructured interview forms.
Findings: Most of the reasons of women about their restarting were either individual
such as the need to cope with stressful events in the family, or baby‐related such as
termination of breastfeeding.
Practice Implications: Determining causes of relapse will guide nurses to develop
effective intervention to reduce smoking rates in women.
nursing, postpartum smoking relapse, qualitative research, quitting smoking in pregnancy