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Smoking rates among pregnant women fall to all time low of 11%

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 19 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3335
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Last year the number of women in England who were recorded as smokers at the time of giving birth fell to an all time low of 11.4%, down from 12% in 2012-13 and from 15% in 2006-07.

The figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed that 70 880 of 622 640 women who gave birth in 2014-15 were smokers.[1]

Since data were first collected in 2006-07 the number of …

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