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Live Well Suffolk pleased with the launch of pregnancy stop smoking clinic

February 10th, 2012

 

We are pleased with the reaction to the launch of a new support service which is aimed at helping pregnant women, dads and families who are struggling to give up smoking.

We launched the new ‘Pregnancy Stop Smoking Clinic’ at the Chatterbox Children’s Centre in Copleston Road last month, and have since taken a number of enquiries relating to the effects of smoking during pregnancy.

Tim Roberts, Director of Live Well Suffolk said: “The interest shown in our new stop smoking clinic for pregnant women has been great. We are really pleased by the reaction to our new service which shows that there is a demand for bespoke clinics tailored to the individual needs of mums, dads and families during pregnancy.”

“Many of our clients have said to us that they were aware that they knew they needed to stop smoking, but it’s often very difficult when their body is used to a regular nicotine fix. This new clinic has been devised to deal with the specific needs of pregnant women, and we would welcome anyone who is looking to give up smoking to get in touch!”

Live Well Suffolk’s free weekly session takes place from 10.30am until 2.30pm at the Chatterbox Children’s Centre in Copleston Road,Ipswich. It offers pregnant women, dads and family’s additional support and resources to combat cigarette cravings and overcome habits during pregnancy. During the clinic, our trained advisors are on hand to offer advice and guidance with a choice of either one-to-one or group therapy available.

Smoking during pregnancy can result in a range of health issues for the baby such as oxygen deprivation, a greater risk of miscarriage or still birth and an increased likelihood of illnesses such as bronchitis, pneumonia or asthma.

Live Well Suffolk is working hard to support individuals across the county who wish to quit smoking. Our new campaign, “1,000 smokers wanted” is aiming to encourage 1,000 people across the county to sign up for our free stop smoking clinics which take place across Suffolk.

Smoking kills three people every day in Suffolk and is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the county.

For more information about the clinics, or for details on how to sign up phone 01473 229292

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