Pregnant? Don't Smoke!
Quitting smoking can be hard, but it is one of the best ways a woman can protect herself and her baby's health. For free help, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. But women who smoke during pregnancy put themselves and their unborn babies at risk for other health problems. The dangers of smoking during pregnancy include premature birth, certain birth defects, and infant death. Even being around cigarette smoke puts a woman and her baby at risk for health problems.
Help and Support
Free help and support are available for pregnant women and others who want to quit for good.
- For free help, call the quitline in your state. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
- Find tips on quitting smoking, visit http://www.smokefree.gov/
- Learn quitting tips from The March of Dimes
- Learn quitting tips from The American Lung Association
- Learn more from CDC at Smoking and Tobacco Use and Tobacco Use and Pregnancy.
- Learn about the Great American Smokeout® Challenge
- Get information from The National Partnership for Smoke-free Families
- Make the Smoke-free Home Pledge. Call 1-866-SMOKE-FREE (1-866-766-5337) or visitSmoke-free Homes and Cars Program
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