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Mom-to-be inspired to make a change after years of smoking

Read how mom-to-be Gina Gray gave up her long-time smoking habit to protect the welfare of her unborn baby. The BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™ at the Kanawha-Charleston and Putnam County health departments helps mothers like Gray reduce the burden of tobacco use.


2016 Women Driving Philanthropy

United Way of Erie County and The Erie Community Foundation’s Erie Women’s Fund joined forces to present the 2016 Women Driving Philanthropy supporting the efforts to make Erie the first City in Pennsylvania to have a BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program™. More than $30,000 was raised! The program will be administered by the […]


First Tobacco-free Baby Born Through DOH-Volusia Program

DAYTONA BEACH – In October, Root Leandra Gregory was born healthy and tobacco free thanks to some hard work by her parents and a new program offered by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia). She is the first baby born to the BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™. “Ultimately we did […]

Clinic Pays Northwest Indiana Moms to Quit Smoking

Research has found that about two-thirds of the moms enrolled in the program nationally quit smoking. The state has identified the BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™ as a way to decrease Indiana’s high infant mortality rate. Tobacco use during pregnancy can cause birth defects, preterm labor, low birth weights and sudden infant death […]


Colorado BMTF Helps Pregnant Mothers Quit Smoking

The Colorado BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™, a smoking cessation program created for pregnant women and new moms, is offering incentives for new moms and their partners who stay away from tobacco after they deliver. BABY & ME will offer diaper vouchers to support partners who quit smoking during the first year after […]


Drop it for Diapers

The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program™ helps pregnant women to quit smoking, and if they do, they receive vouchers for diapers, a much needed commodity for a new mother.


From North Dakota Today

Allison Harrington with CHI St. Alexius Health explains the BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™.


Community Effort Supports Tobacco Free Babies

Chenango County Health Department is a perfect fit for implementing the program,” Laurie Adams, Founder and Executive Director, stated. “They provide services to prenatal women and they support their patients’ quit attempts.”


Hamilton County WIC to Host BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Classes

Noblesville, Indiana – Hamilton County Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Partnership for a Healthy Hamilton County (PHHC) and Healthy Communities of Clinton County (HCCC) have partnered to offer BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™, a program funded by the Indiana State Department of Health to assist pregnant women in smoking cessation. Participants who complete […]


Training Program in St. Louis

Executive Director of BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program™, Laurie Adams, joined by Allysa Houle, Director of Health Services of BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program, and Alyssa Murray of March of Dimes and one of their funded BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program sites.


Labor of Love Summit

More than 600 health care providers and stakeholders from across Indiana gathered for the 3rd annual Labor of Love Summit.


Center Helps Pregnant Moms Give Up Smoking

When a pregnant woman gives up smoking, the benefits to the fetus can be immediate, said Dr. Diana Lee, a general physician and director of the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity at Bethune-Cookman University. Lee spoke to The News-Journal about a new program to help pregnant women quit smoking. Pregnant women interested in the […]