10% smoke in preg­nancy

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

TEN per cent of women smoke dur­ing preg­nancy, re­search shows.

It was just over 17 per cent in Shrop­shire, while the low­est rates were in Lon­don, ac­cord­ing to the anal­y­sis by Labour.

Shadow Health Sec­re­tary Jonathan Ash­worth said: “To­bacco is re­spon­si­ble for thou­sands of pre­ma­ture deaths...

“Smok­ing ces­sa­tion ser­vices have been slashed, plac­ing in­creased pres­sure on short staffed health vis­i­tors to dis­cour­age smok­ing in preg­nancy.”

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