• Dennis B. My blood pressure is normal, cholesterol is normal, and life feels good again and I look younger. Thank you for my life back!  read the full story
  • Karin M. I feel so much better, I have more energy and less body aches. Not to mention the money I'm saving.  read the full story
  • Laura P. When I get an urge, I walk, I play with my dogs, I clean, I give myself pep talks, I do relaxation breathing and I read.  read the full story
  • Jackie M. I feel better and better every day. Loving life!!!  read the full story
Smoking and Pregnancy What Every Mom Needs to Know

There are a lot of big reasons to quit smoking, but one of the biggest reasons is actually quite tiny: your baby. Making the choice to quit smoking for good gives your baby a healthier start to a healthy life. No second hand smoke. No increased risks of medical problems. And that’s what every mother wants for her baby now and when he or she grows older. Here are some important facts that every mom or mom-to-be should know about smoking.

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Quitting is a process.

Remember that everyone's quit story is different. What works for one, might not always work for another. Don't give up. You can do this, Louisiana!

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Share Your Quit Story

Everyone's quit story is different. What works for one, might not always work for another. So we want you to share your success story (and your struggles) with us, so that you can help motivate and encourage others to quit.

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Tobacco Use in Louisiana

    • 24% >
      Percentage of Louisiana high school students who smoke
    • 25.7% >
      Percentage of adults who smoke in Louisiana
    • 3,800 >
      Number of youth who smoke their first cigarette each day in the U.S.
    • 11.8 million >
      Packs of cigarettes bought or smoked by kids in Louisiana each year
    • 294,000 >
      Kids exposed to secondhand smoke in the home