Project staff at the Dartmouth Medical School created, assessed and distributed Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond, a multimedia educational tool to help health care practitioners treat tobacco dependence in pregnant women. It is based on the principles of the 5A's smoking cessation intervention.
- More than 700 copies of the CD-ROM have been purchased since its release in October 2004.
- Clinicians who viewed the program increased their use of many recommended smoking cessation interventions with both pregnant and non-pregnant smokers. For example:
- The percentage of pregnant smokers who received more than one type of assistance to help them quit increased from 10 percent to 47 percent.
- The percentage of pregnant smokers for whom clinicians arranged follow-up increased from 0 to 33 percent.