Challenge Group training materials

The Challenge Group has produced a number of simple materials to serve as aids to local training for those involved in smoking in pregnancy care pathways.

These consist of three infographics, a brief reference guide and an animated video which will help specialists in the complex task of guiding pregnant smokers to a successful quit attempt. These materials are all free to use and have been produced in collaboration between Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Public Health England.

Infographic 1 – Having a smokefree home

Infographic 2 – Carbon monoxide screening

Infographic 3 – The harms of smoking in pregnancy








Smoking in pregnancy training guide (download pdf)

Animated videos

Full video – How to help pregnant women quit smoking (download from Google Drive)

Part 1 – Harms from exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy (download from Google Drive)

Part 2 – Carbon monoxide screening and ‘Very Brief Advice’ (download from Google Drive)

Part 3 – How stop smoking specialists help pregnant women to quit (download from Google Drive)

NCSCT online training and briefings

The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) has a range of online briefings and training. They also provide face to face training and support:

The same online training is also provided through e-Learning for Healthcare: Smoking in pregnancy e-learning on the delivery of very brief advice (VBA) and by the Royal College of Midwives.