9 doctors weighed in:
Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Quitting smoking doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms like quitting drugs.
People tend to be irritable and testy and they will crave the nicotine, but this passes in five days, or so. After that, the craving is more about the habit. Some people get relief from chewing gum or eating carrot sticks. Doing things you can't do while smoking helps, too. Take a shower, or swim.

In brief: Yes
Quitting smoking doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms like quitting drugs.
People tend to be irritable and testy and they will crave the nicotine, but this passes in five days, or so. After that, the craving is more about the habit. Some people get relief from chewing gum or eating carrot sticks. Doing things you can't do while smoking helps, too. Take a shower, or swim.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes! you may feel jittery or anxious but this will pass.
Your baby will thank you for quitting!

In brief: Yes
Yes! you may feel jittery or anxious but this will pass.
Your baby will thank you for quitting!
Dr. Caren Reaves
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Your newborn will thank you too!
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
It is absolutely safe. You can do it!

In brief: Yes
It is absolutely safe. You can do it!
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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