This is Ellie and her daughter-in-law, Vicky. They both quit smoking with our Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Service during Vicky’s pregnancy. Hear their story below;
This is Trish, she stopped smoking in her pregnancy with the Warwickshire Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Service. Watch the video below to hear her story;
"I got in touch with the smoking cessation maternity team as I was finding it difficult to stop smoking on my own with no support from a medical professional. They were very kind and very prompt in getting back in touch. I started to see Kelly on a weekly basis who gave me all the support and guidance I needed without being judgmental at all, I felt very confident in speaking to Kelly. The first couple of weeks I was on the medium strength patch with a Nicorette spray and Nicorette inhalator (I did not use the spray or the inhalator much at all just stuck with the patches) as I only smoked around 10 cigarettes a day before I was pregnant and did manage to cut this down myself to less then 3-5 a day, I did struggle with the first couple of weeks and did have a couple of "blips" where I did have the occasionally cigarette, I explained this to Kelly who again was not judgmental at all and just wanted to help me, so she increased my patch that I was using. Within a couple of days I was not smoking at all and then by the end of that week I had not even needed to use the patch at all. I am currently on week 8 and have not had a single puff on a cigarette for many weeks its been that long for me I have actually forgot how long ago it was that I smoked. I highly recommend this service and feel that without this service I would of really struggled to stop smoking.
Sarah (client from North Warwickshire area - November 2019)