Stay Smoke Free for Your Baby and You
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
Smoking cessation programs have been proven to help people “kick” the habit. Attend Virtua's educational support groups and individual counseling sessions to get tools and support to help you quit smoking.
You also can call Mom’s Quit Connection at (888) 545-5191 and ask about programs to help you, and the members of your household, quit smoking.