Support for mums on No Smoking Day

Mums and mums-to-be could find out about advice and support on offer to help them quit as Doncaster marked National Stop Smoking Day.

Help was on hand to help mums and partners quit at Clock Corner, outside The Frenchgate Centre (Today – March 13)

Our Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and Beyond Team were promoting the support on offer to stamp out the habit and the support available to quit e-cigarettes too.

Mary Baggaley, of our Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and Beyond Team, said the team can also support women to remain smoke free throughout their pregnancy and until their baby is 12-months-old.

Mary said: “Our friendly trained specialist advisors offer free 1-1 non-judgemental advice on smoking in pregnancy and discuss how best we can help and support you to quit. We can book you an appointment on the day to start your quit journey and also discuss the health and financial benefits of not smoking.

“We will also discuss the benefits of Nicotine replacement therapy to help you to quit along with the motivational support on offer,” added Mary.

Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health at Doncaster Council, said: “We know smoking is bad for you, your children and your unborn baby. If you can’t ditch the cigarettes using this excellent specialist help then why not consider switching to less harmful vaping.”

Partners who smoke can also be supported to stamp out the habit, so that babies can enjoy smoke free homes.

If you were unable to attend this event, advice is still available by calling 01302 566776 .

National No Smoking Day is March 14.

Mary Baggaley, of the Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and Beyond Team is pictured outside the health bus in Doncaster encouraging mums and mums-to-be to quit.