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Giving up smoking

Smoking increases the risk of your baby dying unexpectedly.

Quitting smoking is one of the most positive and rewarding achievements you can do when pregnant and after you have had your baby.

Even if you or your partner smoke in a different room to your baby, the risk of your baby dying unexpectedly increases.

Even if you only smoke a few cigarettes a day, it can still harm your baby. Smoke will stay on your clothes and chemicals continue to come out in your breath and skin for hours after you have smoked a cigarette, so the only way to protect your baby is to give up altogether. 

The key to giving up for good is to get support from your family, friends and professionals.

You will have a specialist stop smoking service in your area that will be able to inform, advise and support you. 

For help to quit smoking call your local Stop Smoking Service in Lancashire on 0800 328 6297 (free from landlines and mobile phones) or visit the NHS Quit Squad website.

If you contact www.smokefree.nhs.uk they will do a postcode search for stop smoking services in your area.

Giving up will help to improve the health of you and your baby. Plus just think of all the money you would save - why not use some of it to reward yourself for giving up.