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How to quit smoking: ‘I was smoking 12 cigarettes a day when I found out I was pregnant – the guilt was constant’

Laura-Jane O’Reilly tried to quit smoking when she became pregnant with her first child at 23, but she fought. Raised in a smoking household where both parents and older siblings smoked, she was into the habit by age 12 and — although she tried to quit as a teenager — she was in her freshman year of college and up to 12 cigarettes a day as she knew it became that she was having a baby.

He was instructed by her midwife not to use nicotine replacement products and, through willpower alone, managed to down to three cigarettes a day. But the guilt was constant. “I freak out every time I light up a cigarette just imagining all the pictures on the pack and what I could do to my unborn child,” says the Waterford City mum honestly. “I used to dread my next appointment because I knew the first question would be, ‘Have you resigned yet?’ And I remember getting really upset when I told my partner there was no help and it was just so hard.”

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/how-to-quit-smoking-i-was-smoking-12-cigarettes-a-day-when-i-found-out-i-was-pregnant-the-guilt-was-constant-41605902.html How to quit smoking: ‘I was smoking 12 cigarettes a day when I found out I was pregnant – the guilt was constant’

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