Why stop smoking?
Giving up smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health.
Everyone has their own reasons for giving up smoking. Whether you want to improve your health, be able to play football with your grandchildren, save money, or be finally free from nicotine addiction, its never too late to quit and there has never been as much support to help you quit as there is today!
Adults in North Lincolnshire can access support from North Lincolnshire Healthy Lifestyle Service to stop smoking. After an initial one-to-one assessment with one of the Healthy Lifestyle Facilitators you may receive help to access nicotine replacement, set a quit date and supported in your journey to becoming smoke free.
Pregnant women and their partners
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life.
It’s never too late to stop smoking. Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby. Cigarettes can restrict the essential oxygen supply to your baby, so their heart has to beat harder every time you smoke.
If your partner or anyone else who lives with you smokes, their smoke can affect you and the baby both before and after the birth. You may also find it difficult to stop if someone around you smokes.
All pregnant women who smoke are referred to the stop smoking service at time of booking and will be contacted by a member of the North Lincolnshire Healthy Lifestyle Service. There are a range of options available to suit pregnant women including hospital clinics, community clinics, support groups for pregnant women and home visits.
Speak to your midwife about getting support.