Status: Baseline only


Increase smoking cessation success during pregnancy among females

Baseline: 20.2 percent of females reported smoking cessation during pregnancy (i.e., they had smoked in their first or second trimesters but reported no smoking in their third trimester) in 2018

Target: 24.4 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of pregnancy complications, preterm delivery, and low birth weight in infants. Health care providers can increase the chance that pregnant women will quit smoking by asking them about tobacco use, advising them to quit, and providing counseling and medication.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup