It can be very difficult to stop smoking, it’s even harder when you are pregnant. Most smokers find it too difficult to stop without help. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can be used during pregnancy to help you stop smoking if you are unable to quit unaided.
NRT contains only nicotine and none of the damaging chemicals and gases found in cigarettes, so it is a much better option than continuing to smoke. It helps by giving you the nicotine you would have had from a cigarette.
Using both long-acting and short-acting NRT along with help from specialist advisors is the most effective way to quit smoking.
NRT is available as:
Patches, Gum, Inhalator, Mouth spray, and Lozenges.
NRT is free on prescription. Speak to your GP, Midwife, or Healthy lifestyles advisor.