Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester

Smoking and Pregnancy


Give your baby a good start in life by getting the support you need to stop smoking. Stopping smoking during pregnancy and remaining smokefree will protect you and your children from the 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes.

Remaining smokefree can protect your children from the following:

  • Cot death
  • Coughing, wheezing and chest infections
  • Asthma
  • Behavioural problems
  • Learning difficulties
  • Middle ear infection
  • Being one of the 50 children admitted to a UK hospital each day as a result of breathing second hand smoke
  • Missing school through illness

If you are pregnant and wish to stop smoking you can contact your:

  • midwife
  • GP
  • practice nurse
  • health visitor
  • SureStart worker
  • Pharmacist

Or you can contact the Manchester Stop Smoking Service.