Hi I’m Nicola, this is my partner Chris, and we are having a baby. I have smoked for 9 yrs. apart from when I was pregnant with my little girl. I started smoking again when I had had her. I thought I would be able to stop easily this time around but I’ve found it hard as everyone around me smoked. I had initially declined the maternity stop smoking service so my midwife referred me again. Helen came every week to start with, which I found helpful and motivating. Helen was approachable and friendly and she came to me when I needed her to.

My partner has since stopped smoking and although we haven’t saved the smoking money we have bought things that we have needed. It’s been lovely to buy my little girl what she wants and not just what she needs. It feels fantastic to be smoke free and the icing on the cake is that my mum has stopped too.