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Stop smoking services


If you would like to stop smoking for your health and the health of your baby then our team can provide support and advice.

Please see below for more information and resources. If you would like to take advantage of these services please speak with a member of our maternity team.

Smoking And Pregnancy Poster - the James Paget is supporting maternity patients to stop smoking. When you smoke you inhale over 4,000 chemicals including Carbon Monoxide which gets into your blood stream and restricts the oxygen that's essential for your baby's healthy growth and development. During your visit you will be asked about whether you smoke and will have Carbon Monoxide (CO) screening. If your CO reading is under 4 congratulations you have the reading of a non-smoker. Between 4 and 9 you have had recent exposure to Carbon Monoxide and 10 or more means smoking is having a serious impact on you and your baby's health.  It increases your risk of miscarriage and sudden infant death. Our team are here to support you if you'd like to quit smoking. We can offer behavioural and nicotine replacement therapies and the option of a free 12-week e-cigarette scheme courtesy of Smokefree Norfolk or OneLife Suffolk. For more information please email or call Mel on 07443 781 954.

Please click on the link below for a podcast about smoking, which features Martin Dockrell, Tobacco Control Programme Lead from Public Health England. This talks about the best interventions to help people quit smoking and the truth about e-cigarettes.

Please click here to listen. 

For more news and information on smoking and health;

Smoke Free Sheffield are among the organisations who have good resources giving facts about vaping. You may like to watch their short video here;