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1 May 2018
In 2015/16 around 1 in 10 pregnant women in Essex were smokers at the time of having their babies, this is around 1,500 women.
If you are smoking and pregnant, protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit and we are here to help.
For local and FREE stop smoking services visit provide, who will help you start your smoke free journey.
Tel:0300 303 9988
Stopping smoking will help both you and your baby immediately. When you stop smoking:
It is also important to remind partners, family and friends to stop smoking around you as second hand smoke also harms your baby.
We know that quitting is hard, but we are here to help you. 70 per cent that come to us to give up smoking, quit.Contact us today for help and support.
Read about Laura, who is currently pregnant and working with our stop smoking service to quit. Read Laura’s story.
© Essex County Council 2018