Pregnancy is a very important time to quit
smoking. Nicotine replacement products all provide
a safer option than continuing to smoke. Your first options would be to use the gum,
the lozenge or the inhaler, but if these aren’t right for you, you can use a nicotine patch —
just remember to take it off before you go to bed. If you combine nicotine replacement products
with support from whānau, family, friends or health care practitioners, you’re four
times more likely to quit and that’s going to protect the health of your baby.