Table 1

Smoking cessation strategy implementation barriers as perceived by program overseers (%) (n = 88)

Very problematic Somewhat problematicNot problematicDon't knowMissing
Lack of models appropriate to their setting15245335
Providers reluctant to counsel their patients13433914
Competing priorities in the prenatal clinic284115511
Difficulties training providers223126219
Lack of patient interest33352516
Pregnant women reluctant to admit to smoking18413075
No system to identify and track smokers28224406
Lack of a good evaluation mechanism24343516
Lack of organisational support13275325
Lack of interest from plan purchasers6265676