Smoke free Hampshire / Smoke free Island
Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy or after birth can significantly increase the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Scientific evidence indicates that around 30% of sudden infant deaths could be avoided if mothers did not smoke whilst pregnant.
Taken together with the risks of smoking around a baby at home, this means that smoking could be linked to 60% of sudden infant deaths.
Support to stop smoking either during pregnancy or after birth can be accessed at: