Smoking in Pregnancy

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health and your baby. The following resources and information have been shared so that you can learn about the risks smoking can have during pregnancy and how to quit.

Smoking in Pregnancy – NHS Information

Access free NHS resources, to help you quit here.

Watch the video below to learn more about smoking in pregnancy:

Smoke free app

Want to quit smoking?

The best way to quit is quitting with a friend or partner with the support of a specialist advisor.  However if this isn’t for you, we are providing free access to all features in the award winning Smoke Free App (RRP £90). Smoke Free have helped half a million people to quit smoking, maybe they can help you too.

Click the link below to start your journey to a smoke free family.


E-cigarettes in pregnancy

North East stop smoking services:


Call 0800 802 1850 or visit


Call 0191 433 3058 or visit




Call 0191 269 1103 or text 07809 105837, or visit

North Tyneside

Call  0191 643 7171 or visit


Call 01670 813135 or visit

County Durham

Call 0800 772 0565 or visit

South Tyneside

Call  0191 424 7300 or visit


Call  01642 383819 or visit


Call 01642 727579 or visit

Stop Smoking South Tees, Redcar and Cleveland

Call 01642 727579 or visit

Sunderland: Sunderland Stop Smoking Service

Call 0800 169 9913 / 0191 5671057 or visit


Fresh is a comprehensive programme aimed at making the problems caused by smoking a thing of the past for our region. Click on the links below to read guidance from Fresh, on how to quit smoking while you’re pregnant.

Additional Resources

Easy Read Guide

Keep Yourself Healthy – A Guide to Giving up Smoking

Download the PDF


Test your breath

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas which you can’t see or smell but which is dangerous to you and your baby. Smoking is one way you and your baby can be exposed to carbon monoxide. Click on the button below to read more and find out how to test for CO.

Download the PDF