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Free Webinar & CE Credits: Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

Posted by Kristin Harms

Mar 29, 2016 3:59:32 PM


The California Smokers’ Helpline is pleased to host this free webinar, How to Talk with Patients about Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy, on Wednesday, April 20th from noon to 1pm PST.

The relationship between pregnancy and smoking is a significant concern among health professionals. Smoking during pregnancy can cause low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), learning and behavior problems, and lung problems. Quitting smoking while pregnant can increase the chance of having a healthy baby. This webinar will address key strategies to help pregnant smokers to quit.

The following continuing education credits are being offered for this course: CA BBS, APA, CCAPP, CAADE, and CME.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care providers and behavioral health professionals interested in the most current research surrounding smoking cessation and pregnancy.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence regarding tobacco use among pregnant women
  • Talk with patients or clients about the relationship between pregnancy and tobacco cessation
  • Identify and implement evidence-based treatment for treating tobacco dependence


John McHugh, MD

John-McHugh.jpgDr. McHugh is an Obstetrician & Gynecologist (OB/GYN) at the St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, CA. He serves as Co-Chair of the Preconception Health Care Council of California. In addition, Dr. McHugh is an Assistant Professor at University of California, Irvine. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, Dr. McHugh has worked in the medical field for over 20 years in various positions, such as Department Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Robert Felix

Robert-Felix-Headshot.jpgRobert is currently President of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) Board of Directors. He is a Senior Teratogen Information Specialist and Community Outreach Coordinator with MotherToBaby California, responsible for increasing awareness about the value of MotherToBaby’s services and cultivating new partnerships with healthcare providers and community‐based organizations.


University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Accreditation Statement
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Credit Designation Statement
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live webinar activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mental Health Credit Designation Statements
CE Learning Systems designates this live webinar for a maximum of one credit (1.0), available for members belonging to:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE)

  • Individuals belonging to California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CA BBS) may earn credit based on the APA approval

The California Smokers' Helpline is a provider approved by California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP-EI), Provider # - 1S-16-241-0118 for 1.0 continuing education hours (CEH).


About this Blog

The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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For more information about our free training and resources for health professionals, please contact the Helpline Communications Department at (858) 300-1010 or cshoutreach@ucsd.edu.

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