First Breath can help you quit smoking.

By enrolling in First Breath, you’ll receive:

  • Non-judgmental counseling and support
  • Access to quit-smoking resources in Wisconsin
  • Free gifts
No extra prenatal appointments are needed!  And you may be eligible to participate in a research study that pays you for completing study activities.


Click to view First Breath locations, or call us at 1-800-448-5148 ext.104.


There many benefits to being smoke free!  Most likely you have heard about these before, but things might look different when you add pregnancy and a baby into the mix.

Benefits to Unborn Baby:

  • As soon as you quit, your baby will start getting more oxygen.
  • There is a lower risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.
  • There is a lower risk that your baby is born prematurely and/or born with low birth weight.

Smoking while you are pregnant can cause a lot of problems throughout the baby’s life.

Benefits to Your New Baby:

  • Less  fussy and cranky
  • Less coughing and wheezing
  • Fewer lung infections and other lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Fewer colds, throats and ear infections
  • Less likely to die of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

Benefits to You:

  • More energy and breathe more easily
  • Less likely to develop heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and other smoking related diseases
  • You will feel good about what you have done for yourself and your baby
  • Your hair, clothes, and home will smell better
  • You will have more money–Learn about how much you’ll save

The benefits of quitting smoking start immediately and will last a life time. Read about them here.


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