Canadian Public Health Association’s Stop Smoking: Cessation Resources for Those Who Work with Women

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute

Partnership to Assist with Cessation of Tobacco (PACT)

PACT was developed by the Pharmacists Association of Saskatchewan with funding from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.  PACT Professionals are here to help you when you are ready.  Even if you don’t feel like you can quit now but are thinking about it, we can offer some helpful tips to get you started.

PACT also offers online training for health care professionals and a variety of resources.  Visit

Stop Smoking: A Cessation Resource for Those Who Work with Women

This document was created by the Canadian Public Health Association and discusses: the greater context of women and smoking, guides to creating group and one-on-one cessation interventions and information on subpopulations of women including pregnant women and women with low literacy. This resource is distributed by Canadian Public Health Association (Ottawa) 613.725.3769 and is also available online from

Expecting to Quit: A Best Practices Review of Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant and Postpartum Girls and Women.

Greaves, L., Poole, N., Okoli, C. T. C., Hemsing, N., Qu, A., Bialystok, L. & O’Leary, R. (2011). (2nd ed.). Vancouver: British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

A report investigating interventions designed to reduce or eliminate smoking during pregnancy. The results of a literature review and set of practice recommendations are reported along with an examination of the wider context of women’s health, women-centered care and women’s tobacco use. Visit to download a copy.

CAN-ADAPTT Canadian Smoking Cessation Guideline Specific Populations: Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

CAN-ADAPTT is a smoking cessation clinical practice guideline and knowledge exchange network for health care providers, researchers and policy makers across Canada. CAN-ADAPTT takes a practice-informed approach, allowing members to provide ongoing input into the guideline, discuss best practices, identify research gaps and share resources. The guideline includes 5 sections on smoking cessation interventions for specific populations, with one of the focuses on Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women. Visit to download a copy of the guideline.

TEACH Training Course: Helping Pregnant Smokers Stop Smoking: An Interactive Case Based Course

This specialty course offered by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health allows health care providers to increase their knowledge about tobacco use, screening, assessment and interventions with pregnant and postpartum women. Visit to access the course manual and access information about signing up for the next iteration of this course.

Kick Butt for Two

Kick Butt for Two is a smoking cessation reduction and prevention support program for pregnant adolescents and young single parents in the 14 to 24 age group. The program is designed to be delivered in a group setting over the course of eight 2 hour sessions.  Available through the Young/Single Parent Support Network of Ottawa.  The Tobacco Basics Handbook is designed to provide a strong base of tobacco-related information that can be adapted for any audience. It provides up-to-date information on the following topics: smoking prevalence, health effects of tobacco use, youth and smoking, pregnancy and smoking, secondhand smoke, smokeless tobacco, the economic costs of tobacco use, addiction and cessation. This handbook is available through

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence

This Quick Reference Guide summarizes the guideline strategies for providing appropriate treatments for every client. This guide outlines effective tobacco intervention strategies and focuses on minimal treatment for all clients. Printed copies of Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence are available from any of the following Public Health Service clearinghouses: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (800-358-9295); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (800-CDC-1311); and the National Cancer Institute (800-4-CANCER).