OB GYN To Go 020: Committee Opinion #53 Tobacco Use and Women’s Health

In this week’s show, we discuss the Committee opinion about Tobacco use, and its continued adverse impact on women’s health.  Tobacco is no longer limited to cigarettes, but people are consuming tobacco and nicotine in other formats, ranging from gels to e-cigarettes, hookas, pouches, and more.  The same adverse impacts to health remain regardless of the supposedly healthier ways to “smoke”, and surprisingly, despite many efforts to reduce or eliminate smoking all together, tobacco use seems to remain at a relatively constant level.  We discuss ways to counsel patients and offer support in their efforts to reduce and eliminate tobacco use, despite many patients worries about weight gain if they cease this habit.


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