Here are some helpful resources produced by the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group:

Smokefree Skills: an assessment of maternity workforce training

In July 2017 the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group  published a report called Smokefree Skills: an assessment of maternity workforce training.This report provides an analysis of the training that midwives and obstetricians receive to address smoking in pregnant women, and what further training is needed. Smoking is a major cause of stillbirth and sudden infant death, and also leads to more babies being born with health problems and with a low birth weight.You can read the full report here and the executive summary of the report here.

Other Publications

E-cigarettes in pregnancy 

Webinar: Use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy: Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group

Professor Linda Bauld from the University of Stirling provides an update on the latest evidence about the use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy, which is followed by a question and answer session with experts from Public Health England, the Royal College of Midwives and Improving Performance in Practice.

Infographic

The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group has produced this infographic designed to support conversations with pregnant women who smoke and are inquiring about electronic cigarettes – E-cigarettes in pregnancy: Infographic for pregnant women. 

It may be offered to women who are interested and would like further information to support their consideration regarding use of electronic cigarettes during pregnancy. It is not intended for wider distribution or circulation amongst pregnant women and/or non-smokers. Further information for healthcare professionals is available in Use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy: a guide for midwives and other healthcare professionals

Response to inquiry on e-cigarettes

In December 2017 the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group submitted its response to the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry into e-cigarettes. You can read the submission here and learn more about the inquiry here.

Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group conference 2017

On 6 December, around 90 delegates attended the Smokefree Action Coalition conference in London. You can learn more about the event, and view the presentations, here.

 

Additional resources

Press releases 

30 July 2018, Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group press release: Health charities welcome improvements in reducing stillbirths but say consistent approach is needed

3 July 2018, Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group press release for the ‘Review of the Challenge, 2018’ report

7 December 2017, Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group press release: Rising rate in women smoking during pregnancy with big variations in performance of areas.

18 July 2017, Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group press release: New report finds midwives and doctors need more training to address smoking in pregnancy.