Infant, Maternal & Reproductive Health Unit
Tobacco - Pregnancy and
Smoking tobacco while pregnant puts the baby at risk for being born early and with a low birth weight. Babies
born low birth weight and preterm have an increased risk of developing asthma even when the mother smoked less
than 10 cigarettes per day during pregnancy.
Smokers wishing to kick the habit can get free help by calling the Florida Quit-For-Life Line toll-free at
877-U CAN NOW (1-877-822-6669). The hotline provides callers with counseling services and other information to
help them quit smoking. Counseling is available in English, Spanish, and TDD for the hearing impaired.
Pregnant women who smoke are eligible for Healthy Start services. To
locate Healthy Start
Services in your area
you may contact the local Healthy Start coalition.
Click below to get more information on the effect of tobacco use during pregnancy and on resources
available for quitting.
Surgeon General's Tobacco Cessation Guidelines
This site has tips for pregnant smokers who want to quit, has the Surgeon Generals Tobacco Cessation Guidelines
for health care professionals, and has press releases.
Michigan Department of Community
(455 KB PDF -- you may need to download the free
view the document).
Expectant Mothers Quit Kit contains information and motivation for expectant mother to smoking.
March of Dimes - working together for stronger, healthier babies.
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