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.

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