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    Default Should we have a "Help and Support for Quitting Smoking" Section?

    this was forwarded to us recently

    https://www.academia.edu/7547344/Onl...ns_experiences

    which talks about the difficulties in getting support and the perils of asking for help in quitting smoking on an online forum.

    We all know the judgement that can sometimes come - especially when it comes to smoking in pregnancy ...

    So do you think we should set up an area here for "help and support" ... where its like the breastfeeding or bottlefeeding section - purely for positive support, information, tips and encouragement?

    For those of you who have quit - do you think that kind of support would have been useful?

    For those of you who smoked (especially during pregnancy) - would this help you to try and cut down or give up?

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    I think it's a great idea. I am not proud to admit that I smoked during my pregnancy, I found it especially hard to quit as everyone around me smoked. We were living with mil and everyone smoked in the house. So quitting was impossible, I managed to cut down significantly to just three a day which kept my cravings at bay.

    If I had a more supportive environment I think I may have actually been successful in quitting completely.

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    I don't smoke personally but have struggled with other things during pregnancy that also have social stigma's attached to them like depression and anxiety and I know it really helped me when I found others on bh that also suffered the same things and I could share experiences without feeling ashamed and like I was being judged ...

    I think having a safe and supportive place to "talk" to others that are struggling with the same thing is a great idea.

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    Awesome idea! I think something like this would've helped me to quit sooner. It's been 2 years on Halloween since I quit and I couldn't be happier.

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