New Moms & Moms-to-Be: A Quit Smoking and Vaping Class Just For You!
By Sally Wagoner, RN, TTS, Spectrum Health Gerber Tobacco Treatment Specialist
A new, free class especially for moms, new moms and moms-to-be will begin on Wednesday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and will be held every Wednesday until March 28. This 4 week, fast track class will help moms quit tobacco and nicotine not only for their own health, but especially for the health of their children. Free smoothies, a free month pass to Tamarac, and free child watch at the Tamarac Tree House will be available for all who attend.
Smoking cigarettes and vaping e-cigs puts many poisons into the bloodstream of the mother, which then goes to the growing unborn child. Nicotine and other toxins can cause decreased blood flow and therefore decreased oxygen and nutrition to the baby. Smoking cigarettes and even just inhaling second hand smokes by moms can cause babies to be born too small, too early, with underdeveloped lungs and brains. It can even increase the risk of SUIDS – Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome. Children born of moms who smoke, or who grow up around second hand smoke, have more respiratory problems like asthma, and more ear infections growing up.
Pregnant and new moms quit smoking and vaping successfully every day. The best steps to quitting for good are: know the facts, make a decision to quit, and then get help and support from a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. This new class is offered by a nurse who is trained to help moms find the right tools and create the right plan to quit for good.
Individual coaching is available for those who cannot attend this class.
For information and to register for the class or individual coaching, contact Sally Wagoner, RN, TTS.
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