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Quitting smoking gives you more energy and helps you breathe more easily.

Providing Support to Pregnant Women
or New Moms Trying to Quit
When a pregnant woman or new mom quits smoking, it helps to get support from people around her. Here are ways that you can help:

  • Quit smoking at the same time.
  • Do not smoke around the woman, especially in the house or car.
  • Ask others to not smoke around her.
  • Be patient, especially if she is feeling grumpy.
  • Help out with chores during the first few weeks after she quits to ease her stress.
  • Remind her how well she is doing not smoking.
  • Encourage her to tell her doctor or midwife about her plans to quit – there are medications and nicotine replacement products (like the patch and gum) that she may be able to use when she is not pregnant.
  • Encourage her to call QuitlineNC (1-800-QUIT-NOW)

Quitline can help you quit, too!

QuitlineNC provides free, one-on-one smoking cessation support over the phone. You will be paired with an experienced Quit Coach who will help you create a plan and be there to help you stick to it. QuitlineNC is free, confidential, and available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

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