Smoking and pregnancy

Find all the support you need to quit for you and your baby.

Talk to a trained adviser

on the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline: 0300 123 1044

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Finding out that you're pregnant

Lots of things change when you discover that you're pregnant. It's a time of great joy but also of upheaval. You'll want to do everything that you can to give your baby the best start in life. This includes quitting smoking.

Quitting smoking when pregnant

You may already know how difficult it can be to try and quit smoking. Quitting when pregnant isn't easy but you must quit for baby, and the good news is that you will be given all the support that you need, from your specialist midwife.

Help to quit during pregnancy

If you smoke then your midwife will provide you with the help you need to quit. However, you don't need to wait for your first appointment with the midwife. You can contact your local midwifery department to ask for support to quit.

If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can also get six months’ access to all Pro features of the Smoke Free app for free when you sign up online.

There are many reasons to quit

Smoking & Your Family

Smoking & Cancer

Smoking & Mental Health

Going into Hospital

Ways to quit

Stop smoking aids and support can help you to quit.

With support

Smokers who quit with support from other people, whether trained advisers or family and friends, are more likely to quit successfully.

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Going it alone

Even if you choose not to ask others for support, stop smoking aids can help you deal with cravings when you quit.

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