Smoke Free Families
In Ohio, an estimated 20% of pregnant women smoke, which can cause poor health outcomes. Some of these outcomes for the child include premature birth, low birth weight, birth defects like a cleft lip or cleft palate, and developmental delays or behavioral problems later in childhood. Additionally, moms who use tobacco while they are pregnant are more likely to have a baby who is stillborn or who dies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
The Ohio Smoke Free Families (SFF) Learning Collaborative aims to provide information to women and their families on the benefits of quitting tobacco use and resources they can access to quit. SFF also provides healthcare providers the tools needed to support women in their quit process, including a guide for implementing the 5 A’s brief counseling intervention, resources on e-cigarettes, best practices for pharmacology, and more guides that can be used to support women to make health decisions for both themselves and their families.