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  • Stopping Smoking in Pregnancy: A briefing for maternity care providers

    The fourth, fully revised edition of this briefing gives expert, concise guidance on how to deliver Very Brief Advice (VBA+) to pregnant women who smoke and how to carry out routine carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring with all pregnant women.

    Smoking in pregnancy is a significant health problem for the mother and the baby. Many women who smoke will quit by themselves before becoming pregnant and others will stop once their pregnancy is confirmed; other pregnant women will need considerable support to stop smoking successfully.