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Tobacco Use in Pregnancy
Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section
Maternal and Child Health Section
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1721
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of:
- Premature birth
- Being born too small
- Certain birth defects like cleft lip and cleft palate
- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Having a higher risk of ear infections, respiratory problems and asthma after birth
Quitting smoking reduces your risk of:
- Lung cancer
- Other cancers
- Heart disease
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Other chronic problems
It is hard to quit, but if you are interested in quitting smoking there are resources that can help you.
- Talk to your health care provider.
- The Tobacco Free Florida website has information and resources on quitting smoking.
- Call 1-877-U-CAN-QUIT (1-877-822-6669) to speak with someone about quitting.
- Call your local health department to find out about area smoking cessation classes.
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