Born to Be Tobacco-free


Smoking During Pregnancy

Do not smoke or expose yourself to second hand smoke during pregnancy. Smoking poses several risks to a developing baby, including birth defects and low birth weight. It also doubles your risk of having a dangerous ectopic pregnancy (also called tubal pregnancy). Here are some good websites that provide information about smoking during pregnancy:


There are a lot of tobacco cessation resources available in the community. See our resources section in the right column on this page.


Want to quit smoking during pregnancy?

The Mom and Baby Tobacco Free Program is being offered at Grace Health OB/GYN. This program provides support and resources for women who want to quit smoking during pregnancy. If successful, new moms can earn free diapers every month for up to six months postpartum. This is a great step to a healthier pregnancy and a healthier you. Call Grace Health OB/GYN at (269) 441-3443.




Where to get help

Michigan Tobacco QuitLine

The Michigan Tobacco QuitLine is a FREE online service available to Michigan residents. Information about the Michigan Tobacco Quitline is available at:,4612,7-132-2940_2955_2973_53242-275414--,00.html


Article about how the Quitline offers free nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges:,4612,7-132-8347-285301--,00.html


When you become a member of the Michigan Tobacco QuitLine, you get special tools, a support team of coaches, research-based information, and a community of others trying to become tobacco free. Expert coaches can talk to you about overcoming common barriers, such as dealing with stress, fighting cravings, coping with irritability, and controlling weight gain. Go to


There is also a free telephone service that allows you to speak to a coach in person, if you would prefer. Through the telephone program you may qualify to receive a supply of nicotine gum, patches, or lozenges. Pregnant women may receive gift cards for each completed call. Call the QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-480-7848.


Pregnant and Smoking? There are additional resources available to you! Information about how the Michigan Tobacco Quitline works for pregnant women, including an explanation of the incentives, is available on this flyer: Pregnant and Smoking


Mobile Phone Applications

QuitGuide App

Helps you prepare to quit smoking and support you in the days and weeks after you quit. Download from iTunes, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.



Helps you track your cravings and moods, monitor your progress toward achieving smokefree milestones, identify your smoking triggers, and upload personalized “pick me ups” and reminders to use during challenging times to help you become and stay smokefree. Download from iTunes and Google Play.


Texting Service – Smokefree Txt

SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults who are trying to quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit. For more information, go to




We’re here for you


Born to Sleep Safe

Born to Breastfeed

Born to Be Tobacco-free

Born to Be Fit

Born to Learn

Born to Read

Born to Be Resilient

Calhoun County Home Visiting Programs

The Period of PURPLE Crying

Fetal Infant Mortality Review

Infant Child
Lead Information





Local Resources

FreshStart Smoking
Cessation Class

  • Bronson Battle Creek
    Free – offered in February and October
    (269) 245-8438
  • Oaklawn Hospital
    Free – offered in March, July, and November
    (269) 789-7937
    FreshStart at OakLawn flyer


Michigan Department of Community Health

Michigan Tobacco Quit Line
(800) QUIT-NOW

Nicotine Anonymous
Meeting at Alano Club of Battle Creek
1125 W, Territorial Rd.

Wednesdays at 7 PM

(269) 660-3288


Alternative Therapies

A Amy Hypnotherapy
(269) 963-2333


Health and Energy Acupuncture
(269) 962-2836


Oaklawn Hospital Hypnotherapy
(269) 781-9119


Mobile Phone Apps

Download from iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon Appstore


Download from iTunes & Google Play

Texting Service – Smokefree Txt


National Resources

American Cancer Society
(800) 227-2345

American Lung Association
Freedom from Smoking Online Program

Become an Ex

National Cancer Institute
(877) 44U-QUIT (Quitline)

US Dept. of Health & Human Services


For more information, contact:
Calhoun County Public Health Department, (269) 969-6393

Community Partners