Women who are considering becoming pregnant should be aware of the dangers of smoking. Smoking can make it more difficult to become pregnant, and if you become pregnant and continue to smoke, the baby’s health could be permanently harmed.
In addition to affecting your pregnancy, smoking can contribute to serious health problems that include lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and emphysema.
If you are thinking about quitting smoking, take your first step today by calling for local, free help at 1-866-NEW-LUNG (1-866-639-5864). If you are not pregnant yet, you can get free nicotine patches and counseling to help you to be even more successful in quitting. You may also talk with your doctor or use the resources listed below.