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Tobacco Use and Pregnancy: Resources

Resources for Smokers and Their Families

Quit Smoking logo1-800-QUIT-NOW
(1-800-784-8669); TTY 1-800-332-8615.

Provides support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources.

Smokefree Women
Provides information and resources on quitting smoking targeted at pregnant and non-pregnant women.
Provides general resources for smokers to quit

Become an EX: For pregnant and postpartum smokers
A quit smoking program developed by the American Legacy Foundation.

Stay Away from Tobacco
Provides general resources for quitting smoking and smokeless tobacco from the American Cancer Society.

Smoke-free homes and cars program
Provides materials and resources for protecting children from secondhand smoke developed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Resources for Providers

Talk with your doctor, Tips from Former Smokers
Campaign resources, including posters, videos, and factsheet, for the hard-hitting ads from the Tips from Former Smokers media campaign. The ads show people living with the real and painful consequences of smoking. 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Smoking Cessation
Smoking cessation resources for patients and providers.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
Clinical Practice Guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence is designed to assist clinicians; smoking cessation specialists; and health care administrators, insurers, and purchasers in identifying and assessing tobacco users and in delivering effective tobacco dependence interventions. This site also has clinician resources such as a quick reference guide, tear sheets for primary and prenatal care providers, and consumer materials.

Smoke-Free Families
Resources to help counselors of pregnant women who smoke, includes clinician resources, technical assistance tools, and patient materials.
Presents evidence-based information about the treatment of tobacco dependence.

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You
An easy-to-read booklet explaining new scientific findings about how deadly cigarettes are and how quickly they can damage your body.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Provides tools and resources to help clinicians and communities; supports research and policy development to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families.

Training Materials for Providers

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic

This is an interactive Web-based program designed for health care professionals to hone their skills in assisting pregnant women to quit smoking. Up to 4 hours of continuing education credits can be earned by completing the practicum that was developed by the Interactive Media Laboratory, Dartmouth Medical School in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The training is available for free for a limited time (expires August 2014). 


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