Staying Tobacco-Free During Pregnancy

Staying Tobacco-Free During Pregnancy

There are many reasons to quit smoking. This is especially true if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Quitting can help your baby:

  • be born at the right time (not too early);
  • be born at the right weight (not too small);
  • have a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS);
  • have a lower risk of asthma; and
  • have a lower risk of ear infections.

The best thing you can do for your baby is to stop smoking completely. Below are some resources that can help you.

Nunavut  QuitLine coaches

These coaches can offer you support and advice. Services are free and confidential. They are available in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Just call toll-free: 1-866-368-7848.

Family and friends

It’s a great idea to spend time with a friend or family member who does not smoke. Good company can help you overcome your worst cravings!

Nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medications

These products can help you quit. Speak with your health care provider to help you decide on your best treatment option.

Inuit Health Matters

Inuit Health Matters is an initiative for new and expecting Inuit families, to improve health and well-being while celebrating traditional Inuit culture. Click here for useful resource materials.

Pauktuutit - Inuit Women of Canada

Pauktuutit has created a new program called "Atii! Reduce Second-Hand Smoke," for pregnant women who smoke.