Support for partners and families 

If your partner or family members smoke, you should encourage them to quit as well.

You'll find it easier to give up yourself if your partner and other family members do it at the same time.

Women who live with a smoker are 6 times more likely to smoke throughout pregnancy and those who live with a smoker and manage to quit are more likely to relapse once the baby is born.

An estimated 20% of women are also exposed to second-hand smoke in the home throughout their pregnancy, leading to an increased risk of many of the same adverse birth outcomes experienced by women who smoke.

The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group has published a briefing paper ‘Evidence into Practice’ Supporting partners to quit smoking’.

The briefing sets out:

  • Impact of smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy
  • Addressing partners' smoking: National guidance
  • What interventions to support partners and other household members to quit look like
  • Current evidence base for supporting partners to quit: before, during and after pregnancy
  • Creating smokefree homes.

Stop smoking services are available to all and can be accessed on our service finder page here.

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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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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.

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Real Life Stories’

E-cigarettes in pregnancy - North East Lincolnshire

Smoke-free when initial contact made after referral from the Midwife. Felt ok but missing the hand to mouth association from smoking. E-cigarette obtained and zero nicotine liquid used. Minimal use of the E-cigarette but was able to overcome the hand to mouth barrier. Continues to be smoke-free but no longer feels the need to use E-cigarette.

Great service from E-cigarette Outlet shop. Gave good information, demonstrated how to use, clean and fill with liquids. Very satisfied with the service. Found the E-cigarette fantastic. Has enabled a reduction in number of cigarettes smoked from 20 plus per day to 3 or 4 per day. Confident will become smoke free in very near future.

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29 June 2022

Stoptober: the 28-day stop smoking challenge

Are you thinking of quitting smoking? Research has shown that if you quit for 28 days, you're 5 times more likely to quit for good.
Stoptober begins on 1 October and there's never been a better time to quit!

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your own health - and the health of people around you. It's never too late to quit.

You'll start seeing the benefits immediately, not just for your health but also your finances.

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