The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends:
- No smoke exposure is safe during pregnancy, for either the mother or the unborn or newborn baby.
- Smokers have a higher chance of having miscarriages, stillbirths, premature babies and babies who are smaller at birth.
- You can protect the health of your children by creating and maintaining second hand smoke-free spaces, at home in the car and in the community.
- Going smoke free sets an extremely important example for your children.
- Becoming smoke-free can extend your life, even if you are over 60 years of age.
- There is help available if you are struggling to become smoke-free, it can be really difficult, so don’t be afraid to ask for help and support from family, friends and your healthcare provider