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Making a difference in infant survival: evidence-based actions to reduce tobacco exposure during pregnancy and infancy in North Carolina.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15335012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
North Carolina faces major challenges in dealing with smoking and its consequences during pregnancy and infancy. Evidence-based strategies exist to help pregnant and parenting smokers to quit, to discourage young people from becoming smokers and to reduce exposure of infants to SHS. North Carolina is making progress in implementing these strategies, but more infant lives could be saved each year if the state adopted a more comprehensive approach to addressing tobacco use by improving cessation services for pregnant and parenting smokers, reimbursing clinicians for providing cessation services, increasing state excise taxes on tobacco products, establishing statewide help or quitline services and adopting tobacco-free school policies. These proven strategies can make a difference.
Cathy L Melvin; Sally Herndon Malek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  North Carolina medical journal     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0029-2559     ISO Abbreviation:  N C Med J     Publication Date:    2004 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-31     Completed Date:  2004-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984805R     Medline TA:  N C Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Child Health Services Program, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Evidence-Based Medicine
Health Policy*
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
North Carolina / epidemiology
Parents / psychology
Pregnant Women / psychology
Smoking Cessation* / economics
State Health Plans*
Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects*,  prevention & control*
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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