Get Help Quitting

Quitting on your own is hard, but it is one of the best ways you can protect your health and your baby's health. By quitting:

  • Your baby will get more oxygen—even from just one day.
  • There is a lesser chance that your baby will have birth defects, and a greater chance that your baby will go home from the hospital with you.
  • You will be less likely to develop heart disease or cancer.
  • You will feel good about what you have done for you and your baby.

You don't have to quit smoking alone - your health care provider can help you with your smoking addiction. If you're a Medicaid member, help from your health care provider is covered.

For more help with your smoking addiction, you can also call 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.