Help available to quit smoking during pregnancy

If you stop smoking now it will make a big difference to your health and the health of your developing baby. The earlier you give up smoking in pregnancy, the better.

If you're finding it difficult to quit smoking, it's really important to get help. People who get help from stop smoking advisers are three times more likely to quit successfully. Your doctor or midwife can guide you towards any help and advice that's available and we have compiled some useful information to support you with your stop smoking journey below.


The government has classed pregnant women as a group at risk of severe illness with COVID-19. People who smoke have an increased risk of more severe respiratory infections.  It has therefore never been more important for a pregnant woman to look after her respiratory health, and it is vitally important that smokers seek support to quit.

Quitting at any stage will benefit both you and your baby, so don't give up on giving up.

NHS Smokefree

To find out more about quitting and to get support, call NHS Smokefree helpline on 0300 123 1044 from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Further help and information

Help in your local area

Following national guidance in response to COVID-19, services across Lancashire and South Cumbria are currently operating differently to their usual service and using a variety of ways to provide support including telephone, WhatsApp, apps on phones and information on websites. Services continue to be able to offer behavioural support and provide access to free Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

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