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Smoking increases the possibility of:
Your baby gets more nicotine from your breast milk than you receive from smoking. It is best to not smoke until your child is weaned from breastfeeding.
Secondhand smoke is a mixture of smoke coming from the burning tips of cigarettes, pipes and cigars, and smoke exhaled by people who smoke.
Someone who does not smoke and is around secondhand smoke breathes in the chemicals from the tobacco smoke.
Quitting tobacco is the only way to lower your chances of risks and problems listed above. Cutting down on the number of cigarettes you smoke will not lower your risks.
The more a child is exposed to secondhand smoke, the more health risks he or she faces.
Children of parents who use tobacco are more likely to:
No amount of secondhand smoke is safe. Rolling down the windows in your car or opening windows in your home does not reduce secondhand smoke.
Thirdhand smoke is the chemical residue left from secondhand smoke.
It is what you smell on your clothes, hair, furniture or in the car. Thirdhand smoke is also the brown film on walls. The residue can cling to surfaces for months. The particles are very tiny and can easily get into your lungs when you breathe.
Smoking near an open window, blowing smoke out of a room with a fan, using an air filter, or smoking outside does not prevent secondhand and thirdhand smoke.
Thirdhand smoke is known to trigger asthma attacks and other health problems. It may cause cancer.
Small children spend much of their time on floors and exploring their world with their hands and mouths. Chemicals (including nicotine) from tobacco smoke cling to the surfaces children explore such as toys and floors. This means they are touching and putting these chemicals
in their mouths.
If you or someone in your house continues to smoke, smoke outside. Use a smoking jacket, tie up your hair, or wear a hat that you can take off before you have contact with your child. Never leave your child alone in your house while you are outside.
Chemicals from tobacco smoke cling to the surfaces children explore such as toys and floors.
On average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults. No amount of secondhand smoke is safe.
The only way to protect your family from secondhand smoke is to live in 100 percent smoke-free environments. You can help protect your family.
Quitting smoking will put stress on your baby.
The risks to your baby if you continue smoking are far greater than if you quit.
An e-cigarette (ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery system) is a battery-operated device which vaporizes chemicals and the user inhales (breathes) them. It is also known as an electronic cigarette, e-cig, JUUL® or vaporizer, hookah pen, mod or vape pen cigarette. ENDS are tobacco products.
E-cigarettes have become very popular very quickly. This means there has not been time to get results from long-term studies on the safety or health effects of e-cigarettes.
Electronic nicotine delivery systems cause health and safety problems. Dangerous and harmful chemicals have been found in secondhand vape.
The best way to protect the health of your family is to
quit using tobacco. This can be one of the most important
things you do to help the health of you and your child
during and after your pregnancy.
It can be difficult to quit during pregnancy. Hormones, stress, fear and anxiety can keep you from reaching your goal. It can also be difficult to quit if your partner uses tobacco as well.
Quitting can be done and you and your baby can have the best chance of living a healthy life!
One of the best things you can do is to find as much support as possible. The more support you have, the more successful you can be. It also helps you stay quit after your baby is born. Here are a few ways to get support:
To help you quit, think about ways to spend the money you were spending on tobacco. Plan your baby's nursery space or room. Go for a walk with a friend who does not use tobacco.
If any adult in your home smokes and is not ready to quit, only allow smoking outside.
Tips to help you quit
One of the best things you can do to help you quit is find as much support as possible. The more support you have, the more successful you can be. This is good for you and your baby!
It is important to talk with your primary care provider soon after pregnancy. Remind him or her about your efforts to quit tobacco and ask for his or her continued support.
You may need to learn new skills in dealing with your emotions and managing stress. Being open to trying new methods can be helpful if you need this. Besides talking with your primary care provider, you may consider seeing a counselor or talking to a wellness coach.
Three out of four people who use tobacco have a parent who uses tobacco. Babies and children spend a lot of time watching their parents. You can be a powerful role model for your child(ren) by not using tobacco. For example, you can teach them positive ways of dealing with stress.
Quitting for your baby does not actually stop after delivery. Your baby will be exposed to secondhand and thirdhand smoke every time you hold and feed him or her.
Help your baby learn positive lifelong habits—like how to deal with stress—by not exposing him or her to tobacco and tobacco smoke.
You can do this!
Quitting tobacco is a great
way to take care of your
health and your baby's
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, How Tobacco Affects Babies and Children, gen-ah-28651 (10/18)
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts
If quitting tobacco seems like
too much right now, consider
taking a break or a vacation
from tobacco use.
This can help you feel better
by restoring balance*.
If this goes well, maybe you
will take more breaks during
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*Follow your doctor’s directions for
medicine, exercise, diet and other