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

Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct;106(4):883-8. doi: 10.1097/00006250-200510000-00052.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Directive Counseling
  • Female
  • Humans
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Smoking Cessation / psychology
  • Social Support
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / prevention & control*