When you’re pregnant, your midwife will talk to you about the risks of smoking and offer you support to give up.

Smoking includes smoking cigarette, smoking shisha or chewing tobacco.

Giving up smoking is the best thing you can do for yours and your baby’s health

  • Quitting smoking will reduce the risk of pregnancy loss, slower growth of your baby and chances of a premature birth
  • Your sense of taste and smell improve
  • You’ll breathe more easily and have more energy
  • You’ll feel less stressed
  • You’ll have more money to spend on other things

If you smoke, your midwife will check your carbon monoxide (CO) levels and refer you for support from the Gloucester specialist treating tobacco dependency team ghn-tr.ttdmaternityteam@nhs.net or to Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire.

People are 4 times more likely to give up smoking when they access specialist support teams. The specialist treating tobacco dependency support staff and Healthy Lifestyles team can help you identify small changes you can make, and support you to achieve them.

They can help you give up smoking, be more active, and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Photograph of 3 members of the Gloucester specialist treating tobacco dependency team

Contact our support teams

  • You can contact the specialist treating tobacco dependency maternity team on: ghn-tr.ttdmaternityteam@nhs.net
  • You can also contact Healthy Lifestyles on 0800 122 3788.
Tobacco free pregnancy