Lewisham Children & Family Centre

It’s Stoptober!

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for you and your family’s health. It’s never too late to quit smoking. Whether you’ve attempted to quit before, been thinking about it for a while, or are only just considering stopping, there are lots of different support options and tools available, so you can find the right way to quit for you. The Free NHS Quit Smoking App is a great way to get started and stay on track.

 

 

Smoking and Pregnancy

There is no safe amount to smoke when pregnant and each cigarette contains up to 4,000 chemicals that can affect your baby. There’s lots of support and information at Stop Smoking London Pregnancy

 

Smoking and your child’s lungs

Infants and children who are exposed to tobacco smoke are more likely to:

  • develop asthma and have more severe asthma attacks
  • develop infections like pneumonia or bronchiolitis
  • have ear infections
  • wheeze and cough
  • be at risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
  • take up smoking themselves

Many people try to quit smoking with willpower alone, but it’s much easier with the right help.
There are lots of different support options available, and you can try a combination that
works for you.

 

There are lots of local and national services that can help:

The Lewisham NHS Stop Smoking Service website can help you find out everything you need to know on how we can help you to stop smoking with the iQuit app, drop-in centres, specialist services and treatments:

 

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