Smoking and Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy

Susan Murin, Rokhsara Rafii, Kathryn Bilello

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Smoking during pregnancy is among the leading preventable causes of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Smoking prevalence among young women is the primary determinant of smoking prevalence during pregnancy. Smoking among women of childbearing age is associated with reduced fertility, increased complications of pregnancy, and a variety of adverse fetal outcomes. There is increasing evidence of lasting adverse effects on offspring. Guidelines for smoking cessation during pregnancy have been developed. This article reviews the epidemiology of smoking during pregnancy, the adverse effects of smoking on the mother, fetus, and offspring, and recommended approaches to smoking cessation for pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-91
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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