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QuickStats: Smoking Cessation* During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014

	The figure above is a map of the United States showing that in 2014, 20.6% of pregnant women who smoked cigarettes during the first or second trimester, in a reporting area of 46 states and the District of Columbia, stopped smoking during pregnancy. Women in three states, South Dakota (31.3%), California (31.2%) and New Mexico (30.2%), as well as the District of Columbia (41.5%), reported the highest cessation rates during pregnancy. Kentucky (11.4%) and Maine (11.6%) reported the lowest cessation rates; cessation rates were generally lower for states in the Southeast. The reporting area included 3,819,113 births and represented 95% of all U.S. births in 2014.

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* Women who ceased smoking during pregnancy are defined as those who reported cigarette smoking in either the first or second trimester and did not report smoking in the third trimester.

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In 2014, 20.6% of pregnant women who smoked cigarettes during the first or second trimester, in a reporting area of 46 states and the District of Columbia, stopped smoking during pregnancy. Women in three states, South Dakota (31.3%), California (31.2%) and New Mexico (30.2%), as well as the District of Columbia (41.5%), reported the highest cessation rates during pregnancy. Kentucky (11.4%) and Maine (11.6%) reported the lowest cessation rates; cessation rates were generally lower for states in the Southeast. The reporting area included 3,819,113 births and represented 95% of all U.S. births in 2014.
Source: Curtin SC, Mathews TJ. Smoking prevalence and cessation before and during pregnancy: data from the birth certificate, 2014. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2016;65(1). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_01.pdf.

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Reported by: T.J. Mathews, MS, tjm4@cdc.gov, 301-458-4363; Sally C. Curtin, MA.

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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:588. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6522a6.

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