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BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program

State/Jurisdiction: Arkansas Colorado Florida Georgia Hawaii Indiana Kansas Louisiana Maryland Mississippi Nevada New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin
Setting: Clinical Community
Population: Women & Maternal
Topic Area: Mental Health & Substance Use
NPMs: NPM 14.1: Smoking – Pregnancy NPM 14.2: Smoking – Household

The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program serves pregnant women who currently use tobacco or who quit within three months of becoming pregnant. A qualifying support partner may also enroll. The three elements of the program include:  Individualized Counseling  Bio-Chemical Testing  Contingency Management (Incentives) Each participant engages in tobacco strategies tailored to her unique situation. She is biochemically-tested at each visit to verify nicotine status and, if nicotine-free, qualifies to receive diaper vouchers each month up until baby's first birthday. Ongoing support and health behavior education is interwoven throughout all encounters.

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BABY & ME - Tobacco Free
Laurie Adams
(716) 484-3325
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