Quit Smoking

Do not listen to anyone who makes claims that smoking a couple of cigarettes is alright, or says “my mother smoked through all of her pregnancies and my family has no problems!”

Research clearly indicates that smoking can increase the risk of problems with your unborn baby; increase the likelihood of stillbirth; and links have been made to the effects on the development of your baby after birth. Smoking also increases the likelihood of ‘Sudden Infant Death’ syndrome. So, it is never too late to ask for help to stop smoking.

If you need help, ask your GP or midwife for a referral to the local stop smoking support. The stop smoking services can help you to quit smoking in a way that works for you.  You can contact them

using the following phone number and e-mail address:-

0300 126 5700 or EMAIL: [email protected]

On the 1st of May 2020, Northamptonshire GP’s and Pharmacies stopped providing stop smoking support on behalf of the Stop Smoking Service. This means that anyone wanting support to stop smoking should be referred directly to the Stop Smoking Service.

What help is available?

? 12 weeks of support to help you to stop smoking

? Tips and advice from expert Stop Smoking Advisors

? A FREE course of nicotine replacement therapy

? A FREE e-cigarette starter kit and ample supply of e-liquid

? Champix referral

? Face to face + telephone clinics

? County wide support available

For further information about the why you should stop smoking, please click here to see the NHS England stop smoking advice video.