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:
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:
Article about how the Quitline offers free nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges:
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 https://michigan.quitlogix.org/
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
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 smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt/.
- Bronson Battle Creek
Free – offered in February and October
- Oaklawn Hospital
Free – offered in March, July, and November
FreshStart at OakLawn flyer
Michigan Department of Community Health
Michigan Tobacco Quit Line
Meeting at Alano Club of Battle Creek
1125 W, Territorial Rd.
Wednesdays at 7 PM
A Amy Hypnotherapy
Health and Energy Acupuncture
Oaklawn Hospital Hypnotherapy
Mobile Phone Apps
Download from iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon Appstore
Download from iTunes & Google Play
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Freedom from Smoking Online Program
Become an Ex
For more information, contact:
Calhoun County Public Health Department, (269) 969-6393