Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit
The National Partnership
to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit is a coalition of diverse organizations
that have joined forces to improve the health of this and future
generations by increasing the number of pregnant smokers who quit
smoking. Through a nationwide effort to reach women, providers and
communities, the National Partnership hopes to ensure that all pregnant
women in the Unites States are screened for tobacco use, and receive
best-practice cessation counseling as part of their prenatal care.
12 to 20 percent of women smoke during pregnancy, putting mothers and
babies at risk for complications such as premature birth, low birth
weight, or miscarriage. In fact, over 1,000 babies die in the U.S.
each year because their mothers smoked cigarettes while they were pregnant.
The National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit is working
is to motivate, assist, and support pregnant women during their
quit attempts by offering help through the health care system, effectively
using the media, harnessing resources in communities and worksites,
capitalizing on state and federal funding policies, and promoting
research and surveillance. >MORE
See who our members
are. Click here for a complete list.
Find out where National Partnership
leaders will be speaking in the coming months, and dowownload slide
sets of recent presentations by National Partnership Chair Cathy
L. Melvin and other partnership members
Our Action Plan
The National Partnership has developed
a multi-year Action Plan to accomplish its vision of reducing the
percentage of women who smoke while pregnant to less than 2 percent.
Check out our Action Plan to see how we plan to do it.
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