TABLE 13-1

Evidence-Based Recommendations for Maternal Smoking Cessation

Smoking-cessation guidance during pregnancy is strongly advisedGrade A, strongly recommend
Supportive action:
    Pediatric care providers should be provided with appropriate training and materials to deliver, or refer to, a smoking-cessation program in the postpartum period for all smoking women of childbearing age
    This intervention should be directly linked to ongoing smoke-free home recommendations directed at all young mothers and fathers as described in the “Tobacco Exposure” section
  • Grades reflect the findings of the evidence review; recommendation levels reflect the consensus opinion of the expert panel; and supportive actions represent expert consensus suggestions from the expert panel provided to support implementation of the recommendations (they are not graded).