Encouraging Smoking Cessation during Pregnancy in West Virginia
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Tworek C, Horn KA, Anderson RH, Chertok I, Danek RL, Holmes
A, Adkins B. W V Med J. 2013 Mar-Apr;109(2):16-21.
This study assessed the feasibility of using the West
Virginia Fax-to-Quit program for pregnant women. Providers and staff from three
OB/GYN clinics in three adjoining counties received an intensive half-day
training program. Recruitment sites screened for smoking status, assessed
readiness to quit, and referred consenting participants to the Quitline through
the Fax-to-Quit program. Between March and December 2009, 58 referrals were
made to the quitline, with 15 women (25.9%) enrolling in Quitline services.
Findings indicate that Fax-to-Quit is feasible to engage providers and pregnant
smokers with the West Virginia Quitline. The authors conclude that such
programs may support cessation through connection of pregnant smokers with