Pregnant & Postpartum Patients

ASK: 1 minute

ADVISE: 1 minute

  • Provide clear, strong advice to quit with personalized messages about the impact of tobacco use on mother and fetus and/or baby.

ASSESS: 1 minute

ASSIST: 3 minutes +

  • Suggest and encourage the use of problem-solving methods and skills.
  • Provide social support as part of the treatment.
  • Arrange for support in the smoker’s environment, such as a proactive referral to QuitlineNC (1-800-QUIT-NOW).
  • Provide pregnancy- and/or parent-specific self-help cessation materials.
  • Provide a supportive clinical environment while encouraging patients to quit.

ARRANGE: 1 minute