Smoking During Pregnancy

Help to Quit Smoking

We know smoking is a hard habit to quit. But now you have twice as many reasons to do it!

  • Smoking during pregnancy can cause low birth weight, preterm deliveries, and infant deaths.
  • If you are around secondhand smoke during pregnancy, you have a greater chance of having a baby that weighs too little and may have health problems.
  • Smoking during pregnancy can cause your baby to have more colds, lung problems, learning disabilities, and physical growth problems. Secondhand smoke can cause your baby more colds, coughs, and middle-ear infections.
  • Nicotine replacement therapy such as the patch can affect your baby. Before using any nicotine replacement aid such as gum or a patch, discuss other ways to quit with your doctor.

With free telephone counseling from the American Cancer Society, you'll learn techniques to help you quit successfully. Call Quitline at 800.227.2345.