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02 May 2024

Volume 32 | Issue 5

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Smoking during pregnancy: latest data

Smoking during pregnancy can have significant consequences for mother and baby, and increases the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage and preterm birth (National Childbirth Trust, 2018; NHS, 2019). The National Childbirth Trust (2018) emphasises that the impacts of smoking in pregnancy can be longer term as well, putting babies and children at increased risk of asthma, chest and ear infections, as well as psychological problems.

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