Women in Recovery Specialty Online Training Series: Adapting and Addressing Tobacco Use with Telehealth for the Pregnant Population

A Recorded Webinar

Recorded on Friday, April 8, 2022 


This presentation will address components of tobacco use and treatment for the pregnant and postpartum population. The first segment will include an overview of the latest research on tobacco use within the pregnant population and the negative impact of tobacco use on specific social and racial groups. The second section will describe an evidenced-based, prenatal postpartum program that has shown positive results within 22 states by reducing tobacco use during and after pregnancy, especially within the low socioeconomic population. The third section will describe how the successful initiative transitioned to telehealth during COVID and its positive impact on health equity for this population.


Laurie Adams, TTS, is the Founder and Executive Director of the BABY & ME Tobacco Free Program (BMTFP). She has 25 years of experience in tobacco cessation teaching/training. BMTFP has been implemented in 22 states, impacted 50,000+ women, and is published in three national journals. In 2021, Adams transitioned BMTFP to a telehealth model via online trainings. She energetically conducts more than 30 annual virtual trainings and webinars for BMTFP. Adams has spoken at health conferences in New York, Colorado, Tennessee, and Ohio. In addition, she has spoken at NACCHO, NCTOH, PRAMS, and RISE events. Adams is part of Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s (Buffalo, NY) in-person certified TTS trainings. She worked as a program director for 15 years for the New York State Tobacco Control Program.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to list three reasons why treating tobacco use within low socioeconomic pregnant populations improves birth outcomes and reduces healthcare costs.
  • Participants will be able to describe the three-step approach to an evidenced-based telehealth cessation program for the pregnant population, especially for the low socioeconomic population.
  • Participants will be able to list at least three states which have implemented an evidenced-based pregnancy tobacco cessation program and secured funds, even during COVID.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Polls and Q&A.


Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Women in Recovery in the Addiction Profession.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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