New Program Helps Pregnant Women Stop Smoking
Florida health officials are celebrating the first baby born to a mother who enrolled in a state program that helps pregnant women stop smoking.
Both Root Leandra Gregory's mother and father quit smoking through the "Baby & Me Tobacco Free" program, which was launched last April at Bethune-Cookman University. The goal was to enroll 10 women but 16 signed up. Twelve have quit smoking. Mothers are tested for tobacco use and those who stay tobacco free get a monthly $25 voucher for diapers for a year.
New parents Holly and Jonny Gregory said they quit smoking so their daughter would live in a healthy environment. Florida is one of 18 states with the program.