Happy Mothers Day to all the mamas out there! The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare along with support from Project Filter want Idaho mothers to be as healthy as possible. If you have been thinking about quitting now is great time with the extra incentives from the gem state. According to CBS2, starting today (Friday) Idaho Mothers can receive up to a year's worth of free diapers and wipes to quit using tobacco. That is at least $1000 in savings over the year.

"Give yourself and your child the best possible gift this Mother’s Day by quitting tobacco," an IDHW spokesperson explains, "and receive up to a year’s worth of free diapers and wipes! Quitting at any time during pregnancy is one of the best things a mother can do for herself and her baby. "This Mother’s Day, the Department of Health and Welfare and Project Filter are urging mothers to change their family’s life forever and quit smoking, vaping, and chewing for good!"

To find out more and get started call the Idaho Care Line at 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588 for free, in-person support.

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Here are some advantages from Idaho Health and Welfare about tobacco:

  • Quitting clears harmful gases, such as carbon monoxide, and other damaging chemicals from the body.
  • Quitting smoking also reduces other complications in pregnancy and birth. The likelihood increases for a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby, and the risk of stillbirth or premature delivery is reduced.
  • Quitting also will help a baby later in life; children whose parents smoke are more likely to suffer from asthma and other illnesses that may need hospital treatment.

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