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Resource Library – Prevent Smoking – Pregnancy

Dangers of Tobacco and Vaping Products Use – Pre and Post-Natal

Tobacco use is not recommended during pregnancy.

Information on a healthy pregnancy, which includes eliminating all forms of tobacco use – are available in these resources.

General interest Tobacco Education and Prevention resources are also listed on our Prevention – Adults page.

A New Prenatal Life (Online Modules) – Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – New Brunswick

Online prenatal program that includes eight learning modules for the mother to be, her partner and her family.

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Brochure – Breathing for Two – Smoking While Pregnant – New Brunswick Lung Association

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and protect the health of your baby. And you don’t have to do it alone.

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Brochure – Smoke-Free Baby – New Brunswick Lung Association

Every expectant mother wishes for a healthy baby. Unfortunately, many of those expectant mothers may smoke. Whether active or passive smoking, it as a significant impact on the health of the unborn baby and mother.

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Healthy Families, Health Babies Program – Horizon Health Network

Healthy Families, Healthy Babies program offers prenatal services that foster healthy pregnancy, and postnatal services that promote the healthy development of children from birth to age 2 years. Among the services included are screening, home visiting, provision of nutritional supplements and referral. (Includes support for smoking cessation.)

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Healthy Families, Health Babies Program – Vitalité Health Network

Healthy Families, Healthy Babies program offers prenatal services that foster healthy pregnancy, and postnatal services that promote the healthy development of children from birth to age 2 years. Among the services included are screening, home visiting, provision of nutritional supplements and referral. (Includes support for smoking cessation.)

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Healthy Pregnancy… Healthy Baby – A New Life – Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – New Brunswick

Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is a time of joy and promise. It’s the start of a new life for you, your baby and your family. It may also be a time when you have questions and worry. There are many things you need to know as you live through the coming months. (Guide given in New Brunswick hospitals, health centres and clinics to expectant mothers.)

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Smoking and Pregnancy – Health Canada

Despite concerted efforts by researchers and health care professionals, maternal smoking during pregnancy remains a serious public health problem. Approximately 20% – 30% of pregnant women use tobacco during pregnancy. Many of these women quit during pregnancy and another proportion reduce their tobacco use.

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The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy-Health Canada – Revised 2018

If you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, this guide is for you! Having a baby can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be a time of uncertainty. That’s why having accurate information is so important! (Includes a chapter on smoking and pregnancy.)

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The Wellness Movement

The Wellness Movement is a collective, ongoing effort in New Brunswick to inspire and support the creation of wellness-supporting environments, including tobacco-free and smoke-free homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Visit their website to join the Movement, find resources about a range of wellness topics, consult an events calendar of activities across the province and get inspired by New Brunswick success stories.

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The Wellness Movement – Connect with Wellness in your Region

The Wellness Movement’s regional webpages make it easy to connect with your local Wellness Networks, and stay informed about wellness initiatives happening near you. You’ll find event calendars, resources, information, tools, photos, and inspiring stories, as well as a list of Regional Wellness Networks in your area.

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Dangers of Exposure to Second and Third-Hand Smoke

See our Smoke-Free Environments page for information on the importance of smoke-free environments and the dangers of second and third-hand smoke.

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Funding & Grants

Funding and grants available for tobacco and vaping product education and prevention projects are listed on our Funding & Grants page.