The National 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 HERE.


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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