Your pregnancy: complications may include bleeding, detachment of the placenta and ectopic pregnancy. The risk of miscarriage and premature birth is also greater
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.
Your birth: chance of stillbirth or death within the first week of life is increased by up to one third
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
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
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
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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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.
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.
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.
1 October 2021
The Stoptober Campaign aims to inspire as many smokers as possible to make a quit attempt from 1 October and maintain it for at least 28 days.
31 May 2021
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'.