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England’s top midwife warns ‘tens of thousands’ still smoking during pregnancy

 

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England’s top midwife warns ‘tens of thousands’ still smoking during pregnancy

Women who smoke during pregnancy are putting themselves and their baby at risk of serious harm unless they kick the habit, the NHS has warned.

While the numbers of women smoking during pregnancy has fallen faster than among other adult groups, more than one in ten of pregnant women were still smoking at the time they gave birth.