Quit Tobacco in Pregnancy
Smoking while you are pregnant puts your baby at risk for certain birth defects. Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do to ensure good health for you and your baby. When you enroll in our Quit Tobacco in Pregnancy (QTIP) program, we can help you make a plan to quit tobacco for good.
Quit Tobacco in Pregnancy (QTiP) was developed to help you quit for good.
We know you want to have a healthy, happy baby.
Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do to ensure good health for you and your baby now and for the rest of your lives.
- When you enroll in QTiP, you receive support and personal attention to help you stop at no cost to you. We know quitting can be hard and we’re here to help you succeed.
- If you are successful in quitting, you could receive up to $250 in gift cards that can be used for clothes, food, baby items or something special just for you!
- When you access professional tobacco cessation services, you will be able to choose additional gifts like diapers, diaper bag, water bottle, and many more items for you and the baby.
Quitting tobacco has many important health benefits for you and your family.
- You will have more energy and be able to breathe more easily.
- You will lower your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and other smoking related diseases.
- You will feel good about what you have done for yourself and your baby.
- If you are planning to breastfeed, you will have an improved milk supply.
- Your hair, clothes, and home will smell better.
- You will have more money. If you smoke 1 pack a day, you can save around $200 a month by quitting.
- As soon as you quit your baby will start getting more oxygen.
- You will have a lower risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.
- There is a lower risk that your baby will be born prematurely and/or born with low birth weight.
After pregnancy, your baby:
- Will be less fussy and cranky.
- Will have fewer colds, sore throats, and ear infections.
- Will be less likely to die of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Call 541-682-4440 to make an appointment to meet with our QTiP staff and sign up for the program.
At your first appointment you will get help to set a quit date and make a plan to quit. You will return at least three times during your pregnancy and twice after your baby is born to check on your progress.
At each visit you may be eligible for prizes if you have participated in a cessation program and gift cards if you have quit.
- Talk to your doctor or midwife about your desire to quit.
- Tell your friends and family that you need their support. Ask someone to quit with you.
- Get support: Our community offers many support programs. QTiP staff can help you ﬁnd one that works for you.