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8 PERFECT GIFTS TO QUIT SMOKING

    1. STOP SMOKING HYPNOSIS DVD

2. AROMATHERAPY INHALER

3. NICOTINE PATCH

4. NICOTINE GUM

5. NICOTINE LOZENGES

6. NICOTINE FILTERS

7. AROMATHERAPY INHALER FOR RELAXATION

8. MAGNETIC THERAPY

The best treatment for you will depend on your personal preference, your age, whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and any medical conditions you have.

Stop smoking, quit smoking because it is dangerous!

The effects of maternal smoking on an unborn baby

Include:

      • increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth
      • low birth weight, which may have a lasting effect on the growth and development of children. Low birth weight is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, being overweight and diabetes in adulthood
      • increased risk of cleft palate and cleft lip
      • paternal smoking can also harm the fetus if the non-smoking mother is exposed to second-hand smoke.

Effects of smoking on babies

If a parent continues to smoke during their baby’s first year of life, the child has an increased risk of ear infections, respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and meningococcal disease.

Stop smoking, quit smoking because it is dangerous!

Published by an experienced medical doctor with a special interest in pain prevention and pain management

Dr BA Mabaso, MB ChB, DHSM, MBA, MPhil

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