Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy Campaign

If you're pregnant and you smoke, your baby shares every cigarette you smoke. Smoking during pregnancy causes many health problems for both you, and your unborn baby, including higher risk of birth defects and even death.

Quitting smoking will help you and your baby be healthy. Quit today and your baby will get more oxygen, even after just one day. Your baby will grow better and be less likely to be born too early.

Because smoking is an addiction, quitting can be hard. If you're a Medicaid member, Medicaid and your health care provider can help you get the best treatment for your addiction. Medicaid covers appointments with your health care provider to help you stop smoking – so there is no cost to you.

Once you talk with your health care provider to develop your quit smoking plan, you can also get more help with your smoking addiction by calling the New York State Smokers' Quitline at

1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or visiting It's a free and confidential service to help you become smoke-free.