Smoking Cessation for New and Expecting Mothers

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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:

  • Stillbirth
  • 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 three-session educational support group to learn more about the tobacco addiction process, and get tools and support to help you quit smoking. Topics will include the addiction process, stress management, and developing a personal plan to quit smoking using the resources and support available to you. This is a FREE program run by a trained tobacco treatment specialist. Registration is required.

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.

Learn more about Virtua's Lung Wellness program or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 for more information.