A sign warning of the adverse effects of tobacco on pregnancy & SHS needs to be posted where tobacco
A video regarding the adverse effects of smoking during pregnancy on mothers and fetuses should be available in all prenatal clinics and for obstetricians. A video also needs to be available to be played for mothers aftert delivery to warn them of the adverse effects of tobacco smoking on their infants and other children. Also a discussion of third hand smoke residues and how to eliminate them would be helpful.
Reid Carter commented
I believe this will influence a lot of mothers to avoid smoking near the baby.
Kelly Adams, M.D. commented
Such a video would also ensure that the recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and those of the American Academy of Pediatrics would be implemented. While meaningful use requires identification of smokers in electronic medical record for those 13 years or older, it does nothing to help them get the assistance needed. A video in several languages used in the U.S. besides English and Spanish to include several Native American Languages, Creole, Haitian, French, and Chinese would be an important contribution in efforts to reduce maternal smoking during pregnancy. thanks