Quit Smoking

When you're pregnant, if you smoke your baby smokes

Smoking when you're pregnant is like blowing smoke in your unborn baby's face.  So if there's ever been a time for you and your partner to stop smoking, it's now.  If your partner, family or friends won't quit, at least ask them to smoke less around you.

Mums who smoke dramatically increase their risk of miscarriage and stillbirth and there's 40% more chance that your baby will die from cot death.

The facts speak for themselves.  Packing it in is the most important thing you can do for your baby.  So please quit today.

Top Tip

We know quitting isn't easy, but you can do it.  Ask your health visitor or doctor for help, visit smokefree.nhs.uk or call the NHS Smokefree Helpline on 0300 123 1044. They're not there to judge; they just want to help you decide how to quit on your terms.