Not smoking during your pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of complications. Follow these ten steps to stopping
1. Make a date to stop smoking – and stick to it. Most people who successfully quit smoking do so by stopping altogether and not by gradually cutting down.
2. To help you get through the first few days, keep busy. Throw away all your ashtrays, unopened cigarette packets, matches and lighters. Give your home a good clean to make the place baby fresh.
3. Drink lots of water. Keep a glass by you and sip it steadily. Avoid too much tea and coffee – and, of course, alcohol. Stick to water with a slice of orange or lemon, fruit juice or herbal tea.