Help Your Child Get a Healthier Start in Life ~ DON’T SMOKE!

November 29, 2010

Quitting smoking is hard…but there are many benefits!

  • You will get more oxygen so you will have more energy and breathe easier
  • You will have a healthier pregnancy
  • Your pregnancy may be easier
  • You can reduce the chances of having a miscarriage or still birth
  • Food will smell and taste better
  • You will save money that you can put twoards a special treat for yourself or for the arrival of your baby

What can you do?

Talk to your healthcare provider about quitting.  They will support you and give you a lot of helpful information.

Plan to quit smoking:

1. Get Ready—Think about how quitting will help you and your baby. Set a quit date and stick to it.

2. Get support and encouragement—Ask family and friends to support you. Ask others not to smoke around you.

3. Be prepared to handle “slips”—Set a new date to get back on track.

For more information, please visit Health Canada’s “Quit Smoking” page at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/quit-cesser/ready-pret/index-eng.php 

 Your family will love and thank you!