Smoke-free pregnancy

No matter what stage of pregnancy you're at, quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do to give your baby the best start in life.

It will also help improve your own health too.

Get the facts so that you can make the choice for you, your baby and your family. Sometimes choosing to stop smoking can feel difficult, with information and support you can do it. You're not on your own - we are here to help you.

For you and your baby, it's never too late to quit, or too early to become a smoke-free family!

Benefits of going smoke-free

  • You'll have a healthier pregnancy and a healthy baby
  • You'll have more energy
  • You'll be guilt free
  • You'll have more money to spend on baby things (in nine months you could save around £1,500). 

Using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during pregnancy

You can use any of the nicotine products because they are safe: gum, patches, lozenges, inhalator, mouth spray, nasal spray etc. NRT is a much safer option for a growing baby than the 4,000 chemicals they are exposed to if you smoke tobacco. The nicotine in NRT is thought of as 'clean' nicotine and is present in smaller doses than the amount taken in when smoking. Using NRT will help you to quit.

Can I use e-cigarettes when pregnant?

E-cigs are not licensed for use in pregnancy at the moment, since we don’t know if there are any risks to the developing baby, but they are safer than smoking tobacco. 

Support and advice

You don't have to do it alone - Salford's specialist smoking in pregnancy advisors are here to help you every step of the way. Call them today on 0161 206 4542.

Find out more about smoking during pregnancy.

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