Resources for Smoking Cessation

American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists(ACOG) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization and leading group of women's health care physicians advocating highest standards of practice, continuing member education and public awareness. ACOG offers clinicians a CME-accredited self-instruction guide and tool kit for helping pregnant women quit smoking, which includes photocopy-ready materials, a flow sheet for a patient's medical record, a quick-reference card, a checklist and many other tools.

To access Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: A Clinician's Guide to Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking, click here.

The Colorado QuitLine is a free program that provides evidence-based smoking cessation services to Colorado residents including telephone counseling, self help-materials, and free or low cost Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT). Colorado Quitline is funded through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), which is dedicated to providing cost-effective, evidence-based practices in the public health and environmental fields.

Direct clients to Colorado Quitline website and My Quit Path


Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

To directly refer a patient to the Colorado Quit Line, please print out the appropriate form below:

And FAX to: 1-800-261-6259

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which both conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs related to cancer. They offer smokers who want to quit LiveHelp Online Chat, providing information and advice about quitting smoking through a confidential online text chat with a specialist from National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service.

Click here for LiveHelp in Spanish or English. is a website created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute. SmokeFreeWomen offers pregnancy specific tips and information.

Smokefree TXT is a mobile service designed by to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good.
Text the word QUIT to IQUIT (47848) from your mobile phone, answer a few questions, and you'll start receiving messages, or click here

BECOME AN EX ( offers pregnancy tailored quit help. The website was created by American Legacy Foundation, a national non-profit working partnership with Mayo Clinic and with support from the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation (NATC), a world leader in quitting smoking. Legacy developed the EX Plan and to show people how to re-learn life without cigarettes and quit for good.

Click here for more information.

My QuitLine iPhone App is an evidence-based mobile phone application developed by Dr. Lorien Abroms through a grant from the National Cancer Institute and the National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC) at The George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services (GWU-SPHHS)

View the preview for the downloadable application here.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. It is the largest non-governmental funder of Cancer Research.

Click here for the downloadable version of the American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking.


  • ACOG (2011) Cessation During Pregnancy: A Clinician's Guide to Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking. Accessed 4/4/13
  • ACOG. (2010). Committee Opinion No. 417: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy (pp. 1241-1244): The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Women's Health Care Physicians.
  • Drews, C. D., Murphy, C. C., Yeargin-Allsopp, M., & DecouflĂ©, P. (1996). The relationship between idiopathic mental retardation and maternal smoking during pregnancy. Pediatrics, 97(4), 547-553.
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  • Lumley, J., Chamberlain, C., Dowswell, T., Oliver, S., Oakley, L., & Watson, L. (2009). Interventions for promoting smoking cessation during pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(3), CD001055. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001055.pub3
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  • Morales-Suárez-Varela, M. M., Bille, C., Christensen, K., & Olsen, J. (2006). Smoking habits, nicotine use, and congenital malformations. Obstet Gynecol, 107(1), 51-57.
  • Pollak, K. I., Oncken, C. A., Lipkus, I. M., Lyna, P., Swamy, G. K., Pletsch, P. K., . . . Myers, E. R. (2007). Nicotine replacement and behavioral therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy. Am J Prev Med, 33(4), 297-305
  • Wakschlag, L. S., Lahey, B. B., Loeber, R., Green, S. M., Gordon, R. A., & Leventhal, B. L. (1997). Maternal smoking during pregnancy and the risk of conduct disorder in boys. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 54(7), 670-676.
  • USDHHS. (2004). The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. Retrieved from
  • USDHHS (2010). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease. Retrieved from
  • USPSTF (2009) Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in Adults and Pregnant Women: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. Annals of Medicine, 150 (8) 551-555.