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Which UK town has the most pregnant smokers? Stats show where expectant mums are still lighting up

More than a quarter of babies are born to mothers who smoke in one seaside town, figures show. In Blackpool, 27.2% of women were recorded as smoking at the time of birth in 2014/15, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) said. This contr
The Mirror (uk)
added Jun 20, 2015 20:02
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Program gives Missouri pregnant women diapers as incentive to quit smoking

The southeast Missouri hospital is one of six sites across the state chosen to participate in Baby & Me: Tobacco Free, a program that supports pregnant women’s commitment to quit smoking by promising a much-coveted commodity for new moms — diapers — if t
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jun 22, 2015 21:19
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[UK] The town where a QUARTER of pregnant women light up: Blackpool has highest rates of smoking mothers, while London has the lowest

New NHS figures reveal, 27.2 per cent of women were smokers at the time of birth in 2014/15, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) said. This contrasted with Westminster in central London at the other end of the spectrum, where just 2.1 p
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 20, 2015 20:05
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[UK] North East has highest proportion of women who smoke during pregnancy

Statistics published today (Thursday, June 18) by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show that while the national average of pregnant women smoking is 11.4 per cent, in the North East it is 18 per cent.
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jun 20, 2015 20:04
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[UK] Much work needed to reduce numbers of district's smoking mums-to-be, health chiefs admit

THE number of women in the Bradford district smoking during the final stages of pregnancy fell slightly last year, but the figure remained stubbornly high compared to the national average. Statistics released yesterday showed that 1,239 pregnant women
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Jun 20, 2015 20:04
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[UK] Smoking in Pregnancy - Government on track to meet ambition

Statistics released today indicate that the Government is on track to meet its ambition of reducing smoking in pregnancy - as recorded at time of delivery - to 11% or less by the end of 2015. The statistics show that in 2014/15 11.4% of women were record
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 20, 2015 20:03
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Russians don't cut down on cigarettes but learn to avoid no-smoking areas - poll

The number of smokers in Russia has not declined over the past year. A third of the country's population still smoke (34 percent now vs. 35 percent in 2014), the All-Russia Public Opinion Study Center (VTsIOM) has said.
TASS (ru)
added Jun 16, 2015 20:51
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[UK-Scotland] Gender divide for health risk to babies of smoking mothers

Scientists have discovered that the livers of foetuses start to process chemicals transferred from blood from their mother's placenta at the end of the first trimester. And new research shows that by-products of cigarettes cause changes in the amounts o
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jun 15, 2015 11:35
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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Pregnant Women.

Misconceptions about e-cigarettes are common among pregnant women, potentially motivating use that may pose risks to both maternal and child health. Screening and education regarding e-cigarettes should be included in prenatal care. Future research in th
Journal of Addiction Medicine
added Jun 12, 2015 22:58
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[Asia] Death grip: Cancer clawing its way up as killer disease in India

"Cancer's unrelenting march in India is being propelled more by flawed lifestyles than by family histories of cancers," said Mandar Kulkarni, chief technology officer at Cancer Genetics India, a company that offers tests for hard-to-diagnose cancers.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jun 16, 2015 14:51
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