Lisa Fenton Free - Director
|Rocky Mountain Health Foundation
Sharing the Health.
|Baby & Me Tobacco Free
Rocky Mountain Health Foundation has had oversight of this statewide smoking cessation program for pregnant women throughout Colorado. It’s called the BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program (BMTFP) and has been offered to mothers since 2007.
BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program is an evidence-based smoking cessation program aimed at helping low-income pregnant women quit smoking during pregnancy and maintain their abstinence through teaching, support, and offering free diapers as incentives. Family members can also participate allowing for incentives to be doubled.
Smoking during pregnancy is still the number one reason mothers deliver low birth weight babies. BMTFP lowers the rate a baby’s born prematurely, being born too small, and needing to be admitted into neonatal intensive care units.
BMTFP success rates are one of the highest in the nation with Colorado being the first to take the program statewide. To get a glimpse of the impact, here are a few details:
How the Program Works