Zoe Nelson, lead midwife for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly local maternity and neonatal system said: “We know that people smoke for a number of reasons and simply quitting is tough. We understand that individualised support is required to really help; we want to do this. We are therefore very proud to announce our commitment to our Cornish community who are pregnant, a partner or are a family member who would like to quit smoking.”
EHPIC, is a new multi-agency group that brings together everyone who can help and we are committed to reducing the number of those who smoke in or around pregnancy, a child’s early years and beyond to ensure a healthier and safer nation. EHPIC which stands for empowering healthy pregnancy in Cornwall is being launched on national no smoking day (10 March 2021).
“Together EHPIC will empower women and pregnant people to have a healthy pregnancy by promoting healthier choices with education and individualised support through a multi-agency approach”
If you would like further information about support for quitting smoking then please speak to your midwife or the healthy pregnancy team. Call 01209 615600, email the healthy pregnancy team, or visit the Healthy Cornwall website.