Quit4Baby - Covid-19

Pregnant smokers can help protect themselves from the increased risk of serious health consequences associated with Covid-19 by quitting smoking. 

Smoking compromises the immune system which may give the body less protection against the virus. Pregnant women are now classed as a vulnerable group who should follow government advice to reduce chances of contracting Covid-19.

Helpline telephone: 079 1722 7004

Our friendly advisors are now supporting pregnant women over the telephone and providing free nicotine replacement therapy for women who want to quit.

Find out more about the virus and how to protect yourself.

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Warwickshire stop smoking in pregnancy service

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your baby to give them a healthy start in life. In Warwickshire, our specialist team of experienced stop smoking in pregnancy advisors provide a friendly, confidential service to help pregnant smokers and their families stop smoking.

We have helped lots of women just like you to quit smoking, and we can help you too. You are four times more likely to stop smoking with support from Warwickshire stop smoking in pregnancy service than on your own.

What happens next?

If you are a smoker, your midwife will refer to you to this service after your first pregnancy appointment. We will then contact you by text and phone to arrange an appointment at your home or at a local clinic or hospital if you would prefer. Alternatively, you can ask your midwife to refer you to the Service at any time during your pregnancy or simply contact the helpline yourself and book an appointment with one of our team by calling or texting 079 1722 7004.

If you are currently in employment you are entitled to time off work to attend a stop smoking appointment. Have a look at the Maternity Action website to find out more, and check with your employer.

We can provide free face-to-face support for as long as you may need it to help you stop smoking. We can also give prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapy which includes products like patches, mouth sprays, inhalators and gum. These are free during pregnancy and can help you cope with cravings.

Together, we will come up with a plan to help you stop smoking, if that is what you decide.

Bev has been brilliant and so supportive of me throughout the process. There are so many options to help you stop smoking and the fact that the service is free is unbelievable! I would definitely recommend the service to anyone pregnant that smokes – it is so worth it! Bev has been friendly, proactive at keeping in touch and I know if I’m struggling she is just at the end of the phone to help :)

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Call or text the team on: 079 1722 7004

Standard network charges will apply, if you prefer you can text us and we can call you back.

The Quit4Baby section has been developed in conjunction with Coventry University.

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