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Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Tobacco Prevention

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Pregnant women who smoke have a higher risk of preterm babies

Fact: In Volusia County, 1 in 10 women smoke during pregnancy.

DOH-Volusia works to improve the health of new and expectant mothers and their babies by helping women stop using tobacco. The department's Baby & Me Tobacco Free program was the first in the state and has continued to grow since it began in 2016.

Women who quit smoking are less likely to give birth to premature and low-weight babies. The program helps mothers to have healthier babies by offering practical incentives and holds them accountable by monitoring their success.

Women may enroll during pregnancy. A mother who stays true to her smoke-free goals not only offers a healthier environment for her child, but she also receives monthly $25 vouchers for diapers for up to a year after her baby is born - if she stays tobacco free.

The department works with community partners to offer the program across Volusia County.

If you know a pregnant woman who is smoking, please refer her to our Baby & Me Tobacco Free program.

To enroll in the program please call or refer to 386-274-0601.