All pregnant women who book in to a maternity service in Northern NSW are asked whether they smoke. Women who smoke and wish to reduce the amount they smoke or quit smoking can choose to access:
- Quitline is a confidential, free service for people who want to quit smoking. The service will provide you with information, advice and assistance tailored to your particular needs. Counsellors are available 7am–10pm, 7 days a week. Calls from anywhere in Australia cost the price of a local call (calling from a mobile cost more).
- Helping U 2 Quit Clinic for one on one free support and advice
- U 2 Quit group program This is a free and confidential group run over 3-6 weeks. Maximum of 8-10 participants in the group.
- Quit for New Life program. Pregnant women whose baby will identify as Aboriginal are referred to the Quit for New Life program. This includes advice, behavioural strategies, referral to Quitline, up to 12 weeks’ free nicotine replacement therapy and extended follow-up support.
Referral: No referral is required
To contact a Smoking in Pregnancy service phone:
Quitline 13 7848
Helping U2 Quit (quit smoking group program) 02 6620 7507 0477 368 180
Helping U 2 Quit Clinic 02 6674 9500 0417 474 417
Quit 4 New Life 02 6620 7215