Consequential Population Health Data: Making the Case for Prenatal Cigarette Smoking Cessation Interventions

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Excerpt: Rural Appalachia faces health disparities and limited prenatal health resources. High rates of cigarette smoking compound the disparities. The Healthy People 2020 objective 'increase abstinence from cigarette smoking among pregnant women' targets 98.6%. Our purpose is to evaluate population-based data to support the appeal for feasible, acceptable and sustainable smoking cessation interventions for rural Appalachia.


Poster presentation at the American College of Epidemiology ACE 2015 annual scientific session. The Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory (September 26-29, 2015), Atlanta, Georgia.

Poster presentation at the Tennessee Public Health Association 2015 TPHA annual educational conference, (September 9-11, 2015), Franklin, Tennessee.