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Better practices: promising approaches to tobacco cessation during pregnancy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on a research project that reviewed and studied the most promising intervention components and approaches to smoking cessation in pregnancy.

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Published: 2005
Smoking and the two of you  
http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/health/living/alcohol_drugs_tobacco/tobacco/secondhand/smoking_en.html

Briefly looks at the negative effects of smoking during pregnancy.

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Positive action to reduce smoking and passive smoking in pregnancy  
http://www.internationalmidwives.org/Portals/5/Positive%20action%20to%20reduce%20smoking%20and%20passive%20smoking%20in%20pregnancy2002.pdf

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the midwive's role in addressing issues surrounding smoking in pregnancy. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2002
Prenatal and postpartum women and tobacco  
http://dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca/Collection/H39-567-1999E.pdf

Summarizes information taken from literature reviews, broad-based surveys, qualitative studies, specialized studies to design and test interventions and resource development projects on prenatal and postpartum smoking.

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Published: 1999
Expecting to quit: a best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/Expecting_to_Quit.pdf

Examines smoking cessation interventions to determine the most effective strategies to faciliate smoking cessation both during pregnancy and into the postpartum period.

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Published: 2003
Smoking interventions in the prenatal and postpartum periods
Provides a brief summary of the research findings on smoking cessation programs for pregnant women. Focuses on new approaches to help women become, and stay, smoke free based on evolving knowledge of behavioural change and tobacco use. Also provides ideas and suggestions to help develop customized interventions that suit the individual's practice and client needs.
Published: 1995
Smoking and pregnancy: selected program profiles
Provides profiles of nine community-based programs available across Canada dealing with tobacco use and tobacco exposure during the prenatal and postpartum periods.
Published: 1995
Is it safe for my baby?
Provides information about the relative risk and safety of prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substances to the fetus during pregnancy and the baby during breastfeeding.
Published: 2003
Nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy  
http://www.motherisk.org/updates/oct01.php3
Describes the findings of two studies, one Danish and one performed by Motherisk, on the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy for first trimester pregnant women to quit smoking. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Can my baby be harmed if I smoke while I am pregnant?  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/tobac-tabac/legislation/label-etiquette/message/pregnant-grossesse15_e.html
Details some of the risks and consequences to the fetus and baby caused by tobacco use during pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2002