The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift:
No More Smoking

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to remind expectant moms and other women, especially those in their child-bearing years, that QuitlineNC offers free help for those who desire to quit.
Quitting would be the ultimate gift as one plans for that new arrival or to just create a healthy environment for babies and children.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking during pregnancy increases the chance of complications, having a baby born too early or too small to be healthy.  Babies with mothers who smoke during or after pregnancy are also at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or crib-death.

QuitlineNC offers free telephone support to help anyone quit tobacco and has a special 10-call program for pregnant women.  Women who stay with the program are more likely to quit and stay quit after the baby is born. Pregnancy can be a wonderful and busy time, yet stressful!  It is also an important time to make lifestyle changes that are good for a healthy baby – and for a healthy family, far into the future.  QuitlineNC also offers practical, non-judgmental support for expectant moms and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For free help from QuitlineNC call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669); for Spanish speaking, 1-800-Dejelo-Ya (1-800-335-3569).  For more information, visit

Mothers Day _Smoke Free