The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line welcomes all new parents who want to quit and don’t want to expose their kids to secondhand smoke. When they call, friendly quit coaches:
- Will help each parent create a quit plan that’s right for each parent and baby. This includes how to deal with stress.
- Be supportive. No judgments.
- Discuss the benefits of quitting.
- Talk about the importance of staying smoke-free for the baby. Exposure to second-hand smoke is a major health risk to the baby. It’s linked to asthma, ear infections and sudden death.
- Discuss medicine. Medicaid covers medicine to quit smoking. It also covers coaching on how to quit.
- Talk about the role of friends, family or a partner in the quit attempt.
- Offer ongoing support. For more help, pregnant and post-partum moms can initiate as many calls to the Quit Line as they need.
- Send free booklets in the mail. They’re designed especially for new parents.
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