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Step 1: Set Yourself up for success

The first step to quitting smoking is getting yourself prepared to start quitting. These steps are simple starters that can help you right now, and also in the long-term:

  • Get rid of all the things you used to smoke. Clean out your house, car, office and anywhere else you smoke so there are no immediate temptations.
  • Make a list of 10 people you can call. Tell yourself that before picking up a cigarette, you have to call all 10 people on your list.
  • Carry something in your purse to distract yourself. Most cravings last only a few minutes. Keep something you can have with you at all times, like gum, hard candies or a fidget spinner.

  • Have someone come with you before and after a doctor visit. It will help keep you calm and give you extra support.
  • Replace your morning coffee with herbal tea. Sometimes rituals can trigger a craving, and replacing the ritual can help lessen your desire to smoke.
  • Remind yourself to take it one day at a time. Are you thinking about what you have to do tomorrow? The weekend? Next week? Don’t dwell on it. Encourage yourself to focus on what you need to do right now, within the next 5 minutes or hour, to not smoke just for today.

Step 2: Understand What You Need to Know

Knowing the benefits of quitting and the risks of not quitting can help you stay motivated to quit for your baby and yourself.

Pregnant Smokers

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How Quitting Benefits Your Baby

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When you stop smoking, your baby will have2:

  • More oxygen (even after just one day!)
  • Reduced risk of being born early.
  • Greater chance of coming home from the hospital with you.
  • Your ability to use the money you’ll save not smoking on baby items.

How Smoking Affects Your Baby

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Smoking while you’re pregnant can1:

What About
E-Cigarettes?

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E-cigarettes are not safe to use during pregnancy.2

  • E-liquid – Many e-liquids used with e-cigarettes contain nicotine and are not safe to use during pregnancy because nicotine can harm a baby’s developing brain and lungs.
  • Nicotine-free e-liquid – Some e-liquids don’t contain nicotine, but they’re still not safe because some of the chemicals used to add flavor may be harmful to a developing baby.

Step 3: Quit Smoking for Good

If you feel like you really want to quit but don’t know how—or maybe have tried to quit before—we can help you. All that matters is that you want to quit.

Arizona Smokers’ Helpline can help you quit smoking for good.

  • We’ve helped women quit smoking while pregnant.
  • You do not need to fear being judged because we understand what you’re going through.
  • Your information is strictly confidential.

Quitting with the help of a coaching program like ASHLine makes you 2x more likely to quit for good.

Here’s how it works:

  1. First phone call – Call us at 1-800-55-66-222 to tell us about you and get started. We’ll ask you questions about yourself like how long you’ve been smoking. Learn about what to expect.
  2. Match with a Quit Coach – After learning about you on the phone call, we’ll match you with the right Quit Coach based on your experience and your goals.
  3. Start quitting – You’ll set up time every week to talk to your Quit Coach and you’ll work on your Quit Plan, which has all the steps you need to follow to quit for good.

Ready to quit?

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Sources

  1. “Smoking, Pregnancy, and Babies.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 January 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/diseases/pregnancy.html.
    Accessed 9 May 2017.
  2. “Tobacco Use and Pregnancy.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 July 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/tobaccousepregnancy.
    Accessed 9 May 2017.

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