Smoking in Pregnancy Midwife, Faye Ballard, joins Bedfont’s Medical Advisory Board for No Smoking Day 2021.
First established in 1984, No Smoking Day is a health awareness day, which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. Medical device manufacturer, Bedfont Scientific Ltd., who manufactures the Smokerlyzer used by Stop Smoking Advisors, is promoting No Smoking Day with the help of their first Smokerlyzer Medical Advisory Board member, Faye Ballard.
Faye is the lead research Midwife for the Smoking in Pregnancy Incentive Research Trial at Poole Hospital (University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust) and is part of the Bournemouth University Research COMPAQS team: CO Monitoring Pregnancy Aid to Quit Smoking. Having qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Midwifery in 2001 from Bournemouth University, Faye has over 23 years’ experience working in the NHS.
Faye Ballard comments, “I am excited to be joining Bedfont Scientific Ltd.’s Scientific Advisory Panel and exploring what we can learn from each other. I look forward to working together with other leading experts in this field and enhancing patient care. Now is an important time to quit smoking – it can make you healthier, wealthier and happier. In pregnancy quitting smoking reduces miscarriages, still births and low birth weight. Even if you have smoked for many years, it’s never too late to quit and it brings physical and mental health benefits across all ages.”
Jason Smith, Managing Director at Bedfont, adds:
“No Smoking Day couldn’t be a better time to introduce Faye. We are delighted to be working with a key specialist in smoking cessation, and we hope to promote the benefits of quitting smoking together.”
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