Oklahoma, www.OK.gov <{$map[0].NAME}>

Contact  |  A-Z Health Index  |  Events & Meetings

get adobe reader

Pregnant mother hugging a baby bookWhen You Quit Smoking

No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, your baby will be healthier when you quit.

When you quit smoking:

  • Your baby will get more oxygen that helps your baby grow.
  • Both you and your baby will likely have fewer colds.
  • Your baby will be less likely to have asthma, allergies and other lung problems.
  • Your baby will be less likely to suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Your breast milk will be healthier for your baby.

By quitting smoking you can:

  • Reduce the chances that your baby will miscarry.
  • Reduce the chance that your baby will be born too early, before the lungs and other organs are fully formed.
  • Avoid having your baby go through nicotine withdrawal at birth.
  • Decrease your baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS or crib death)
  • Save money to buy more things for your baby – and yourself.



Creating a State of Health Logo