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Systematic Review

Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: January 2021

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that health care providers talk with all adults, including pregnant women, about tobacco use. Specifically, USPSTF recommends:

  • Asking about tobacco use
  • Advising people who use tobacco to quit
  • Offering behavioral interventions to help them quit

USPSTF also recommends providing medicines to nonpregnant people to help them quit but found insufficient evidence to assess whether the benefits of these medicines outweigh the harms for pregnant women. In addition, USPSTF found insufficient evidence to assess whether the benefits of using electronic cigarettes to stop using tobacco outweigh the harms in adults. 

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2021). Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions