Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guideline for Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy

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Preferred citation:
Flenady V, New K, MacPhail J for the Clinical Practice Guideline Working Party on Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy. Centre for Clinical Studies, Mater Health Services, Brisbane; 2005.

Produced by:
The Centre for Clinical Studies, Mater Health Services, Brisbane in consultation with the Clinical Practice Guideline Working Party on Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy.

Supported by:
Queensland Health through a Service Agreement with Mater Health Services.

Endorsed by:
Mater Mothersí Hospital Policy and Procedure Committee, Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council and Womenís Hospitals Australasia www.wcha.asn.au

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This guideline is designed to assist health care clinicians in identifying and assisting pregnant women with smoking cessation.

The guideline is not intended to be prescriptive, and the recommendations may not be appropriate for use in all circumstances. The guideline is designed to provide reliable, up-to-date information enabling integration of best evidence, cliniciansí judgement and individual choice in arriving at decisions about smoking cessation. Clinical practice guidelines may be considered as generally recommended practice.

The first edition of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy was launched in July 2004 and piloted for 12 months at the Mater Mothersí Hospital, Brisbane.

This is the second edition of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy, reviewed and updated in August 2005.

This guideline will be updated on or before August 2008.

SPECIAL THANKS
Many people provided expert advice and assistance in the development of this guideline.
We would particularly like to acknowledge Susan Greenbank and Katherine Gillett from the Queensland Cancer Fund for providing staff training; Kylie Strong from Quit Victoria for advice concerning staff training; Judith Lumley for advice and encouragement; and Katie Welsh, Anne-Maree Stout and Susan Jenkins-Manning at the Centre for Clinical Studies for assisting with the literature search and many aspects in producing this document.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information about the guideline, please contact:
Centre for Clinical Studies, Mater Health Services
Phone + 61 7 3163 1591
Fax +61 7 3163 1588