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Pregnancy and Before

Smoking and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when people often think about quitting smoking. Quitting is a healthy choice for you and your baby. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risks to your health and to your growing baby’s health. Help is available if you want to quit or cut back.  There are groups, phone helplines, online supports and one-to-one service.  If these don't work, talk to your health care provider to see if using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is right for you.  Try to avoid second-hand smoke, which is the smoke you breathe if someone else is smoking.

    Review:

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

    Visit:

    Pregnets

    Health Before Pregnancy: Tobacco

    MotherToBaby

    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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