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ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Tobacco Cessation has identified the following resources to assist obstetrician-gynecologists and women's health care providers in initiating tobacco and nicotine cessation in populations with unique needs, including adolescents and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Synopsis and Tools

In this synopsis, ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Tobacco Cessation provides strategies for working with unique patient populations to help them understand the dangers of tobacco and nicotine: Unique Populations (PDF).

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.

Pregnant Women

For Healthcare Providers

For Patients

  • National Cancer Institute. Smokefree women: pregnancy and motherhood. Retrieved April 13, 2016. An excellent online resource for patients.
  • National Cancer Institute. Smokefree women: smokefree mom. Retrieved April 13, 2016. A texting support program for pregnant women who smoke.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I’m ready to quit! Retrieved April 13, 2016. "I'm Ready to Quit!” has links to quit help lines, quit guides, and other resources.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco use and pregnancy. Retrieved April 13, 2016. CDC web site that describes tobacco effects during pregnancy.


For Patients and Healthcare Providers

Talking Points with Breastfeeding Women

Perioperative Patients

Also in The Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Toolkit

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

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998