TOBACCO USE DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY: THE SMOKING BEHAVIORS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND THEIR ATTEMPTS TO QUIT
Gilchrsit discusses utilization of tobacco by African American women pre and post pregnancy as well as their attempts to quit in Pennsylvania and in the city of Pittsburgh. She mentions that African American women in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh had the greatest number of health disparities due to tobacco in 2007. These women were also found to have higher low birth weights and infant mortality rates due to tobacco utilization when compared to other races in the State of Pennsylvania and the city of Pittsburgh. Gilchrsit in her article provides her recommendations based on her study for further research and cessation programs that should be implemented for this specific population of women, so the rates of smoking among African American women in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can be reduced and help increase the chances of seeing the long term effects desired.