E te whānau awhi Mai/My baby is Māori and will be smokefree
Smoking can cause a miscarriage or stop me from growing and make me smaller and weaker.
Keeping me smokefree helps prevent cot death (SUDI) and stops me getting sick with coughs, asthma and ear problems.
Smoking can let harmful chemicals get into my blood.
Smoking can cause breathing problems for me.
Māma – when you are pregnant and smoke (or breathe in other people’s smoke) the smoke passes through the whenua (placenta) which feeds me.
Mehemea e pai ana te whenua e pai hoki ngā hua
If the land is well, the fruit will be good too
If the placenta is smokefree, your baby has a better start. Not smoking means a healthier baby.
For advice and support talk to your health professional, call the Quitline on 0800 778 778 or visit www.quit.org.nz