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Plunket says look to your children when you quit


Plunket says look to your children when you quit on Smokefree Day

Plunket says parents wanting to quit smoking on Smokefree day need look no further than to their children for the best reasons – and for their support.

Plunket fully endorses the theme for 2014 World Smokefree Day on 31st May, which is ’Quit now. It’s about whānau.’

“Plunket is very happy to encourage and support those who want to quit smoking. “Children who grow up in a smokefree environment have a healthier future” said National Clinical Advisor, Elaine Gordon.
“A smokefree pregnancy is best for mother and baby. “Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) and respiratory infections. “There’s no safe level of smoke exposure for babies and children who are unable to move away from its poisons” said Elaine.

Your children will love being part of your support group as well. Instead of having that five minute smoke you can:

· Cuddle your baby or give your kids a hug.

· Sing a song to the baby – you’re bound to get better over time…

· Read a book with your child - and don’t forget the sound effects.

· Play a clapping game – the little ones love doing this, and it’s great for hand/eye co-ordination.

· Throw a ball outside – everyone gets to enjoy some fresh air!

· Do some quick tasks around the house with the children.

· Enjoy a game or educational toy.


You can also ask your Plunket nurse for help. All Plunket nurses are trained to deliver smoking cessation support and, in some cases, Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Plunket also has collaborative relationships with cessation services such as Quitline and Aukati KaiPaipa and can refer those wanting to quit for further support.


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