How can Northamptonshire Maternity Services help me quit smoking?

Stopping smoking during pregnancy is critical to ensure that your child avoids health implications and has the best start to life. Although it can be tough to stop smoking, there is plenty of help available across Northamptonshire, with Northamptonshire stop smoking services including:

  • a dedicated Stop Smoking Service, providing 12 weeks of free behavioural support
  • tips and advice on how to stop smoking
  • face-to-face and telephone appointments
  • countywide clinics, with appointments available Monday to Friday
  • a free course of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)
  • a free e-cigarette starter kit and 12-week supply of e-liquid

Northampton In-house support:

Make a referral to the stop smoking team - West Northants

Due to high demand, you may experience a longer wait time for an appointment than usual, this may be up to 3 to 4 weeks.

Online referral

Make a referral to the stop smoking team - North Northants

You can request a referral and someone will get back to you as soon as we can. Appointments with the Stop Smoking advisors are usually provided within 4 weeks.

Online referral
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Did you know that you are 3 times more likely to give up smoking with professional support, as opposed to going it alone?

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Benefits of Stopping Smoking

Benefits of Stopping Smoking

Cigarettes contain over 4,000 chemicals, many of which can prevent your baby from growing properly, and increase their risk of developing significant health problems.

The benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy include:

  • you will reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy and birth
  • you will reduce the risk of stillbirth
  • your baby is less likely to be born too early and have to face the additional breathing, feeding and health problems that often go with being premature
  • you are more likely to have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby
  • your baby is less likely to be born underweight
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