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Pregnancy and Before

Smoking and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when people often think about quitting smoking. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risks to your health and to your growing baby’s health. The best thing you can do is quit. More information on how to go about quitting can be found in  ‘Take the First Steps Towards a Smoke-Free Beginning’ – a Booklet for Moms on Smoking, Second Hand Smoke and Quitting (PDF 1.62MB)

Some topics include:

  • Smoking and Secondhand Smoke
  • Risk of Smoking
  • Creating a Smoke Free Environment for You and Your Baby
  • Benefits of Quitting
  • Stages of Quitting
  • Dealing with Slips
  • After the Baby is Born
  • Breastfeeding and Smoking
  • Where to Get Help 


The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: Smoking and Pregnancy (PDF 1.4MB) English / Francais



Health Before Pregnancy: Tobacco


Smoking and Tobacco

Smokers' Helpline

Help and Support:

Health Connection For pregnant and postpartum women, their partners, and household members, the health unit offers one-on-one support through intensive tobacco cessation counseling with specially trained public health nurses 1-877-721-7520

Telehealth 1-866-797-0000

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