Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tools to Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Motivational, Pharmacological, and Behavioral Strategies

The Tools to Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking Webinar was originally presented by Dr. Heather LaChance on October 19th, 2011 and was hosted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  This webinar provided essentials of smoking cessation for prenatal and postpartum women.  This seminar discussed how smoking impacts mothers’ and infants’ health, and will detail the dangers of second-hand smoke.  It also reviewed the treatment options for smoking cessation, including pharmacotherapy, best practices and brief motivational counseling options.  Topics included specific counseling strategies to motivate smokers and the tools to work with smokers who are ready to quit.  Finally, information addressed prenatal tobacco cessation campaigns and materials designed to inspire smokers to engage in smoking cessation.

To access an archive of this webinar, including handouts and presenter notes, click here: and select the “Training” tab (or view the embedded video below)

Additionally, we are offering complimentary copies of the Motivational Interviewing book, Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward by James O. Prochaska, Ph.D., John C. Norcross, Ph.D, and Carlo C. Diclemente, Ph.D. If you are interested in a copy of this book for yourself or your agency, please send an email to Laurie Scott at

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