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Nicola Baines used the Smokefree Mums service when she became pregnant.
She's campaigning for other mothers-to-be to do the same, after it was revealed up to one in five expectant mums in the most deprived areas of Sheffield still smoke right up to the point of delivery.
Mums who have been part of developing the Smokefree Mum campaign have been talking about their experiences today.
Amy used the service throughout her pregnancy and says she couldn't have done it without the service run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Sheffield Council.
A new campaign is encouraging pregnant women and new mothers to stop smoking. Smokefree Mum is run by Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust and Sheffield City Council.
Currently in the city, 14.1% smoke at delivery stage, with more deprived areas in the city peaking at 19.5%.
Due to the health risks associated with smoking during pregnancy, and the increased treatment costs, the Government is aiming to reduce the number of mums smoking at birth to 11% nationally by 2015.
New mums have given their backing to a Sheffield health campaign, aimed at reducing the number of women smoking while pregnant. Figures show one in five are smoking at delivery stage in some parts of the city.