The harms of smoking on pregnant women and their baby are well known and up to 45% of women quit before their first antenatal visit however, 14.5% of pregnant women still smoke in pregnancy and many will relapse after giving birth. Current and future treatment and intervention options are discussed.
Dr H Karen Li is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Team Leader at Quitline, Advanced clinical educator at Insight and also works in private practice.
Jillian Bleazby is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Team Leader at Quitline Queensland Health. She has been working in the smoking cessation field for 15 years. Jillian plays a key role in the training and ongoing development of smoking cessation advisors. She is passionate about delivering contemporary evidence-based tobacco treatments to all patients and has a keen interest in smoking cessation for disadvantaged groups. Jillian’s educational background is in psychology and genetics and hold a Masters in Science (Genetic Counselling).