Every year in the U.S., more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this county. Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver their babies early. Preterm delivery is a leading cause of death, disability, and disease among newborns. One in every five babies who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than babies who are not exposed to cigarette smoke, Babies who mothers smoke are about three times more likely to die from SIDS. In Kansas, tobacco use (cigarette smoking only) at any time during pregnancy was reported 2,798 of the approximately 34,000 births in 2020.
Supporting Long Term Tobacco/Vaping Dependency (Postpartum) Educational Handouts
Forever Free for Baby and Me booklets Scroll down the National Cancer Institute's Publications order page to the Tobacco Cessation section where the Forever Free booklets are available to order at no cost.