Smoking cessation: there’s never been a better time to quit
You know that smoking is bad for you, but what about your baby? Smoking during your pregnancy can cause:
- Premature delivery
- Low birth weight
- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Asthma and other respiratory problems
In addition, newborns and children who are exposed to second-hand smoke:
- Have more upper respiratory infections and more difficulty recovering from these infections
- Have more problems with chronic cough and middle-ear infections
- Have twice the amount of bronchitis and pneumonia
- Are hospitalized more frequently before their first birthday than children of non-smoking parents
Get the tools to quit and stay smoke free. Call Mom’s Quit Connection at (888) 545-5191 and ask about programs to help you, and the members of your household, quit smoking.
Consult your physician before beginning a smoking cessation program.