The Mahoning County District Board of Health offers a smoking cessation program to pregnant moms to help them quit smoking during pregnancy. The name of the program is Baby & Me Tobacco Free. This program provides mothers to be with an option to quit smoking for a heathier mom and baby. A woman’s support partner such as a husband, boyfriend, father of the baby, or parent can also enroll in the program if they smoke and commit to staying smoke free. The support partner will also be eligible to receive a monthly voucher for free diapers up to 12 months.
What you need to do:
- Enroll in the program.
- Commit to quit smoking and stay quit during your pregnancy.
- Attend 4 prenatal smoking cessation sessions.
- Agree to take a monthly breath test to prove that you are tobacco free.
- Stay smoke free after your baby is born and receive a monthly voucher for free diapers up to 12 months.
Benefits for the baby:
- It increases the amount of oxygen your baby will get.
- It increases the chances your baby’s lungs will work.
- It lowers the risk that your baby will be born too early or too small.
Benefits for you:
- Gives you more energy and helps you breathe easier
- Reduces your risk of developing smoking-related cancer and other chronic diseases.
- Helps you feel good about what you’ve done for yourself and your baby.