Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Toolkit

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As women's health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are in a unique position to recognize, discuss, and help our patients to reduce the effects of obesity. This toolkit provides information about multiple aspects of obesity care as well as links to additional resources.

In this toolkit:

Letter from ACOG President Mark DeFrancesco, MD, MBA
Letter From ACOG President Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA (PDF)
 Introduction
Introduction (PDF)
Physiology and Complications of Smoking
Physiology and Complications of Smoking
Treatment and Cessation
Treatment and Cessation
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
Unique Populations
Unique Populations
Office Practice and Coding Office Practice and Coding
Advocacy Advocacy
Web Resources
Web Resources

ABOUT THIS TOOLKIT
This toolkit was developed by the Wellness Work Group on Tobacco Cessation convened by Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA, during his presidential year, in order to assist obstetrician-gynecologists and women’s health care providers address the issue of tobacco and nicotine cessation in everyday practice. Dr. DeFrancesco thanks the members of the Wellness Work Group on Tobacco Cessation, which include Sharon Phelan, MD; Byron Calhoun, MD; Susan Crowe, MD; Tricia Wright, MD; and ACOG staff, including Christopher Zahn, MD; Nancy O’Reilly, MHS; Sarah Son, MPH; and Katie Ogden.

Published May 2016

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