Smoking cessation in pregnant women.

  title={Smoking cessation in pregnant women.},
  author={Lisa Klesges and Karen C Johnson and Kenneth D. Ward and Matthew Barnard},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  volume={28 2},
Cigarette smoking is considered the most significant modifiable cause of adverse pregnancy outcomes in US women. Smoking cessation in pregnant patients is one of the most effective ways to reduce negative pregnancy outcomes of fetal growth retardation, preterm delivery, and perinatal mortality. Research evidence documenting the effectiveness of health care provider interventions in smoking cessation has led to the PHS recommendation to screen and counsel every patient. Materials from the PHS… CONTINUE READING


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