Smoking

If you smoke, it means that the oxygen flow to your baby is reduced and this may result in your baby being born small, underdeveloped and sickly. It also means that the dangerous chemicals in other people’s smoke – second-hand smoke – can affect your baby. Take a look here to find out more www.quitfortwo.co.uk.

The Quit for Two videos can be viewed here. A series of videos to help you to find out about the benefits of quitting smoking for you and baby, and the friendly support available to help you locally.

Book a free appointment with a friendly stop smoking advisor by calling:

  • North Lancs – 01524 845145
  • Central, East, West Lancs – 0800 328 6297
  • Cumbria – 0300 013 3000
  • Blackburn with Darwen – 01254 587999

Stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do in pregnancy and after giving birth to give your baby the best start in life.

  • There is lots of support to help you to stop smoking, just ask your midwife.

You can also protect your family from second-hand smoke by pledging to keep your home smokefree, sign up to the Lancashire smokefree homes scheme and receive resources to tell all visitors that they can’t smoke in the house.  Speak to your midwife, health visitor or local children’s centre for more information or sign up here for extra help with creating a smokefree home for your family.

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