Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program
The Wyoming Pregnancy and Postpartum Cessation Program offers many free services to help you quit smoking.
- Female Pregnancy Quit Coaches
- Financial Incentives $$
- Gum, Patches and Lozenges
- Customized Quit Plans
- 24/7 Tools and Support
Enroll @ https://wyo.quitlogix.org
Smoke Free Mom Program
SmokefreeMOM is a mobile text messaging service designed for pregnant women across the United States to help them quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help pregnant women and mothers quit smoking and stay quit. The messages in the program have been designed around not only a women’s quit date but also their child’s birthdate.
There are 2 ways to enroll in the service:
1.By phone: Text the word MOM to 222888 from your mobile phone, answer a few questions, and you’ll start receiving messages.
2. Online: Click the sign up tab at the top of this screen or copy/paste this URL in your browser http://women.smokefree.gov/smokefreemom.aspx. You’ll then fill in some questions on our web form and begin receiving messages
*The service is free but standard text messaging rates will apply.
Tobacco Use and Pregnancy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are several damaging effects of smoking during pregnancy:
- Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely than other women to have a miscarriage.
- Smoking can cause problems with the placenta—the source of the baby’s food and oxygen during pregnancy. For example, the placenta can separate from the womb too early, causing bleeding, which is dangerous to the mother and baby.
- Smoking during pregnancy can cause a baby to be born too early or to have low birth weight—making it more likely the baby will be sick and have to stay in the hospital longer. A few babies may even die.
- Smoking during and after pregnancy is a risk factor of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is an infant death for which a cause of the death cannot be found.
- Babies born to women who smoke are more likely to have certain birth defects, like a cleft lip or cleft palate.
To learn more about smoking during pregnancy, including FAQ’s and resources to help you quit, visit the CDC’s website at: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/tobaccousepregnancy/