Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the QuitLink. Expecting a baby is an exciting time and may give you a new reason to think about quitting tobacco. You may also want to quit smoking for a number of other reasons at this time in your life. We know that quitting is a very tough thing to do in any stage of life. Making a quit attempt can be a hard thing to do. We are here to help you through the process with no judgement and stigma, but with encouragement and compassion. The staff at the Maine Tobacco HelpLine are ready to support you in your decision and help you lean into what is motivating you to quit at this time.
You are not alone. The Maine Tobacco HelpLine offers free, confidential, supportive help over the phone. You’ll work with a nationally certified and trained quit coach to make a personal plan for you and help you reach your quit goals
If you are thinking about quitting, learn more about how the Maine Tobacco HelpLine can support you in your quit attempt. Contact the Maine Tobacco Helpline today and take the first step to a healthier future with your baby.
We encourage you to follow up with your doctor about any questions you may have about quitting or cutting back your tobacco use.
Know the Risks:
Smoking, vaping and tobacco use during pregnancy and the post-partum period can be harmful to both you and your baby’s health. When you use tobacco while pregnant there are increased risks to you and your baby that include: