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Stop Smoking Solihull

Smoking cigarettes or loose tobacco is the biggest cause of premature death and preventable disease in the UK.

Stopping smoking now will benefit your health, wellbeing and wealth by helping you to:

  • feel better
  • look better
  • have more money

Did you know you’re three times more likely to quit with the help of a Stop Smoking service?

The Solihull Stop Smoking service is now part of the Solihull Lifestyle Service, so it’s free and easy to access if you live in Solihull, or have a Solihull GP.

Call us on 0800 599 9880 for support to help you stop smoking.

Quit smoking in the community

Smoking in Pregnancy

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it's never too late to quit.

Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby. Cigarettes can restrict the essential oxygen supply to your baby. As a result, their heart must beat harder every time you smoke.

Benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy

Stopping smoking will help both you and your baby immediately. Harmful gases, such as carbon monoxide, and other damaging chemicals will clear from your body. When you stop smoking:

  • you will reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy and birth
  • you are more likely to have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby
  • you will reduce the risk of stillbirth
  • your baby is less likely to be born too early and have to face the breathing, feeding and health problems that often go with being premature
  • your baby is less likely to be born with a low birth weight. Babies of smokers are, on average, 200g (about 8oz) lighter than other babies, which can cause problems during and after labour. For example, they are more likely to have problems keeping warm and are more likely to get infections
  • you will reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death.

Stopping smoking now will also help your baby later in life. Children whose parents smoke are more likely to suffer from asthma and other serious illnesses that may need hospital treatment.

The sooner you stop smoking, the better. But even if you stop in the last few weeks of your pregnancy this will benefit you and your baby.

The NHS offers specialist support for pregnant women who are trying to quit smoking.

  • Call us on 0800 599 9880
  • or speak to your midwife who can refer you to the Stop Smoking Service at any stage of your pregnancy.

Stop Smoking with our Community Advice Hubs

Your local Community Advice Hub could put you in contact with the best support and information to finally stop smoking cigarettes.

You can visit the hubs in:

Electronic cigarettes (Vapes)

Many people have found e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, helpful for stopping smoking. While e-cigarettes aren’t completely risk free they are a healthier option compared to cigarettes.

For help and advice about e-cigarettes visit the NHS Smokefree website

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