The latest statistics on smoking in pregnancy have been published by NHS Digital. They show that just under 11% of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery in 2018-19. This is similar to the level recorded in 2017-18, but down from 15% in 2008/09. Commenting the figures, Clare Livingstone, Professional Policy Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “It is very concerning that the number of smokers in pregnancy is not falling.
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