We know you’re concerned about your patients who use tobacco, especially those who are pregnant and parenting. Health care professionals play an important and proven role in the success of pregnant and postpartum women in quitting tobacco. Studies show that a brief counseling intervention of 5-15 minutes, when delivered by a trained health care professional and augmented with pregnancy- and/or parent-specific self-help materials, can double or, in some cases, triple tobacco cessation rates among pregnant and postpartum women.

Explore the links at left for resources for more information about tobacco use and cessation counseling, tools for your clinic, and patient and provider education resources.