For Providers & Agencies

Pregnancy is an ideal window for women to quit and an opportune time for providers to encourage them to make a quit attempt.

The Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependency emphasizes the important role healthcare providers and healthcare agencies have in encouraging pregnant tobacco users to consider a quit attempt. In addition, a higher proportion of women stop smoking during their pregnancy and are much more likely to consider behavioral changes, as they are more motivated to make lifestyle choices that lead to positive outcomes for themselves and for baby.

The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program collaborates with local and state agencies that provide prenatal and/or postpartum services to women. Agencies must secure funding and establish a contract with the National BMTFP Office in order to offer the program. Ongoing, virtual BMTFP certification trainings are offered for employees to become certified to conduct the program. If you would like to implement the program or refer women to telehealth services, please contact us for more details.