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Quit smoking help

Date issued: July 2019

For review: July 2021

Ref: c-371/JS/Maternity/baby on the way quit today

PDF:  Mat Neo Smoking [pdf] 229KB


Baby on the way? Quit today!


Carbon Monoxide

  • Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas
  • It is found in cigarette smoke but can also be produced by exhaust fumes, poor ventilation and cooking appliances
  • Exposure to CO in pregnancy can deprive your baby of oxygen and also affect its growth and development
  • It can also increase the risks of miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death
  • It is important that all pregnant women are tested for carbon monoxide to help keep themselves and their families safe

The CO Screening Test

  • You will be offered screening tests at regular intervals throughout your pregnancy to assess your levels of CO exposure
  • Within hours of quitting smoking, CO levels can start to return to normal

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health and the health of your baby

Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available you just need to ask!:

  • Patches
  • Vapes
  • Gum
  • Inhalator
  • Nasal spray
  • Mouth spray
  • Oral strips
  • Lozenges

CO Screening

Useful contacts: Padlet Livewell SouthWest: https://padlet.com/Wellbeingteam/ LSWBaby_and_you

NHS Smokefree Helpline number: 0800 123 1044

NHS Smokefree website: www.smokefree.nhs.uk

Gas Safety Advice Line: 0800 300 363

Sign up for NHS approved advice: www.start4life.nhs.uk

One YOU Plymouth https://www.oneyouplymouth.co.uk/ smoke-free-where-when/

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