Tobacco Free Champions Webinar - Smoking and Smoking Cessation Therapies in Pregnancy: The Evidence

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:00 - 13:00
About this Event:

Topic: Respiratory Impacts of Smoking

Presenter:Moumita Sarkar

Moumita Sarkar has over 12 years of professional experience in diverse areas such as health, education, knowledge transfer and prevention strategies. Moumita holds a PhD from the University of Toronto with a collaborative degree in Addiction Medicine. Her doctoral thesis focused on use of evidence-based screening strategies to identify women exposed to alcohol and other recreational drugs. Since 2000, she has held the position of Co-ordinator for the Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline with The Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children.


  • A general overview of Motherisk services for pre and postnatal women including stats on usage as well as provincial and national reach
  • Scope of the smoking during pregnancy and lactation
  • Effect of nicotine on pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Case presentations
  • Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy and lactation - safety and effectiveness
  • Impact of second hand smoke in pregnancy and lactation
  • Recommendations

For registration information please contact Sara Da Silva.

Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD