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Smoking during pregnancy

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give them the best start in life.  It can be hard to stop smoking but it’s never too late.  It's hard to imagine when you can't see your baby, but everything you breathe in passes through to your baby (including secondhand smoke). Each cigarette contains more than 4,000 chemicals.

For some tips for stopping smoking make sure you check out the NHS website here and NHS Start4Life site here which offers support and advice for stopping.

Pregnant women, women with a baby less than 12 weeks old and their partners who smoke, and live in the North East & North Cumbria will be able to access 9 months of Premium features of the Smoke Free app, worth approximately £90, after this period the subscription will automatically downgrade to the free version of the app. 

The Smoke Free app can be downloaded via and the link will also feature on the LMS website and Birth Choices app.

Should I give up smoking? Watch the video to see how quitting can be best for baby, for you and for your family.