Go Smoke Free

19 June 2008

The NHS website has created some great resources to help expectant and new fathers understand how their smoking impacts on the children (born and unborn) and on their chldren’s mothers.

One document is in the section ‘Questions for Experts’ and covers the impact of the father’s smoking on fertility and infant health, and on the pregnant mother’s smoking behaviour.  The other document – a nicely-designed pdf – focuses on the effects on infants of passive smoking – and will certainly encourage fathers who are smokers to quit or cut down and smoke outside. The documents also signpost the fathers on to sources of help in quitting. These resources are not to be missed – by fathers, and by the professionals who work with them. This website also has great materials for expectant mothers on smoking.

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