A First Breath Success Story

First Breath is a program that helps pregnant women in Wisconsin quit smoking by integrating cessation strategies into existing prenatal care appointments.

This is one mother’s story:

Racine, Wisconsin– First Breath is an awesome way to quit or curb your cravings for cigarettes. I tried to have a baby for 20 years. When I found out I was pregnant I was a “pack-a-day” smoker. But when Katie was born I was down to four cigarettes a day! WIC and First Breath helped me a lot. Now I have quit smoking and I’m much healthier and happier.

Thank you,


Deborah Heian - Photo

Deborah’s daughter Katie

Health Information links:

Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
Tobacco and Alcohol


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