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Why quit?

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for you and your baby’s health. At Bump The Habit, we realise it’s a stressful time for you and we are here to give you all the support and help that you need. We offer different ways to access services that work around you and we can also support other members of your family to quit at the same time.

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Your pregnancy: complications may include bleeding, detachment of the placenta and ectopic pregnancy. The risk of miscarriage and premature birth is also greater

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Your birth: chance of stillbirth or death within the first week of life is increased by up to one third

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Your baby: on average babies born to women who smoke have low birth weights and are more prone to illness and infections. Your baby is also more likely to suffer defects, such as a cleft palate

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Your child: on average, children born to smokers are smaller, have lower achievements in reading and maths and an increased risk of asthma. Your child is also three times as likely to become a smoker themselves

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New you: stop now and see the effects almost immediately; the carbon monoxide and other chemicals quickly leave your body increasing the oxygen in your blood which supplies your baby

Myths
and Facts

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Learn more

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Find your local Support Service

A range of area specific support services to help you stop smoking are available in East Riding, Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and City of York.

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Lets Stop Together!

Have you found out you are pregnant?

Do you smoke?

If you are looking for help and support to quit smoking during pregnancy anywhere in the Humber, Coast and Vale area then Bump The Habit is here to help and support you.

Find out how we can help

Real Life Stories’

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Vicky’s Story

Vicky, 39, from Hull, used to smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day but has now been smoke-free for four weeks (as of July 2020).

Vicky was at college when she first started smoking. It wasn’t something she thought much about initially, but all of her friends smoked and she soon got caught up with the crowd. Once hooked, it became a habit for her, and she was soon smoking up to 10 cigarettes a day, which increased as she got older.

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Events

1 October 2020

Stoptober Quit Smoking

This year's Stoptober Campaign is focussing on the benefits to your health of quitting smoking as quit rates are at their highest for a decade. More than a million people stopped smoking during lockdown - why don't you join them?

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31 May 2021

World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This year, WNTD took place on the 31st May 2020 and the theme was 'Protecting Youth from Industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use'.

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