Second-hand smoke leaflet

Smoking in pregnancy can cause many problems for you and your baby. Nicotine inhaled from the cigarette smoke will make your baby’s heartbeat too fast and other harmful chemicals also enter the bloodstream, including carbon monoxide which replaces oxygen. There is a higher risk of miscarriage, complications when the baby is born, low birth weight, premature delivery, cot death, asthma and poor intellectual or physical development.

For advice, counselling and general information call CAMQUIT Cambridgeshire’s Stop Smoking Service Tel: 0800 018 4304

NHS Pregnancy Smoking Helpline is a national helpline for smokers who need advice or support to stop. Tel: 0800 169 9169

It is against the law to smoke in any building at either Addenbrooke’s or the Rosie hospitals, and as of 01 January 2014, Cambridge University Hospitals is a completely smoke-free site.

Smoking is strongly discouraged because of the risk of health damage to mothers and babies. 

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