Physiology and Complications of Smoking

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Physiology and Complications of Smoking Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation

ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Tobacco Cessation has identified the following resources to assist obstetrician-gynecologists and women's health care providers in understanding and explaining how nicotine works and the impact of its side effects.

Synopsis and Tools

In this synopsis, ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Tobacco Cessation identifies the health complications brought on by nicotine use: Physiology and Complications of Smoking. (PDF)

To complement this synopsis, the Work Group also developed a Side Effects of Nicotine infographic.

Web Resources

These resources are for information only and are not meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ endorsement of the organization, the organization’s web site, or the content of the resource. The resources may change without notice.

Also in The Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Toolkit

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

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