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Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct;106(4):883-8.

ACOG committee opinion. Number 316, October 2005. Smoking cessation during pregnancy.


Smoking is one of the most important modifiable causes of poor pregnancy outcomes in the United States. An office-based protocol that systematically identifies pregnant women who smoke and offers treatment has been proven to increase quit rates. For pregnant women who are light to moderate smokers, a short counseling session with pregnancy-specific educational materials often is an effective intervention for smoking cessation. The 5 A's is an office-based intervention developed for use by trained practitioners. Techniques for smoking reduction, pharmacotherapy, and health care support systems can help smokers quit.

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