Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic is a newly updated interactive multimedia program based on the “Virtual Practicum” model for clinicians of women who are pregnant or in their reproductive years.

Developed by the Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and The College, various learning tools are offered, including:

  • Your host and mentor, Dr. Sharon Phelan, as you counsel and assist simulated patients quit smoking
  • Interactive case simulations and comprehensive discussions of the patient visits
  • Mini-lectures on relevant topics from leading experts, including former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop and Dr. Neil Benowitz, and a new lecture on Motivational Interviewing by Dr. Michael Goldstein
  • Interviews with real patients who have quit
  • A dedicated web site of pertinent links and office resources

After completing the training, the provider will be able to apply principles of the 5 A’s intervention, a best practice approach for smoking cessation, which reflects current clinical recommendations from the US Public Health Service Guidelines for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008 update and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee Opinion No. 471: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy.  There is a $25 user fee for this CME program.


Lily Penney, MPH
Program Administrator, FASD Prevention Program

Tonya McFadden
Director, Strategies for Health Equity


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998