App aims to help expecting mums quit cigs

County Coun Azhar Ali
County Coun Azhar Ali

County Hall has launched a new mobile app to support young pregnant women to quit smoking for the sake of their own health and their baby’s.

The Quit for Two campaign was launched in March 2015 to give mums-to-be all the help and support they need via the website quitfortwo.co.uk.

Teenage women are six times more likely to smoke throughout pregnancy than older mums-to-be

County Coun Azhar Ali

The county council’s first ever app - ‘Quit for Us’ - helps provide encouragement, tackle the myths behind smoking during pregnancy and clearly explains the benefits of quitting.

The app also includes helpful information about the size and development of a baby at different stages of pregnancy, a savings calculator and a quiz based on useful facts about pregnancy.

County Coun Azhar Ali, cabinet member for health said: “Teenage women are six times more likely to smoke throughout pregnancy than older mums-to-be .

“This app will be a helpful resource to encourage young women to give up smoking and we hope that it will help to increase the number of women who successfully quit smoking while pregnant.”

For help to quit smoking call 0800 328 6297.

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