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[UK] Shocking figures show more mums-to-be are smoking

There were 1,447 pregnancies in the second quarter of 2017 - and, of these, 233 mothers (16.1%) smoked throughout their pregnancy. The NHS wants to reduce the number of mothers who smoke while pregnant to 6% - a target which was revised down from 11% e
Derby Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 21, 2017 15:56
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Impact of London's road traffic air and noise pollution on birth weight: retrospective population based cohort study

Convincing evidence that maternal passive smoking during pregnancy is causally related to reduced birth weight,58 strongly supports the biological plausibility of an association between ambient air pollution and reduced birth weight, by analogy.
British Medical Journal
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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[UK] Isle of Wight women who smoke during pregnancy on the rise

There had been a steady decrease in recent years, down from 18.4 per cent four years ago. However, in the second quarter of 2017, the number of mothers who smoked whilst pregnant rose by 4.2% from the same period last year. Read and contribute to the 4 r
OnTheWight (uk)
added Dec 19, 2017 16:50
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Evaluation of a complex healthcare intervention to increase smoking cessation in pregnant women: interrupted time series analysis with economic evaluation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions The implementation of a system-wide complex healthcare intervention was associated with significant increase in rates of quitting by delivery.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:58
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[UK-Scotland] Senior midwife backs bid for all babies to be born free from effects of tobacco

Scotland’s most senior midwife has called for every baby to be born free from the effects of smoke following figures showing smoking in pregnancy has fallen to the lowest level on record. Official Scottish Government statistics show the number of expect
Press Association (uk)
added Dec 13, 2017 13:53
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[Michigan] Health department program to reduce smoking, reduce SIDS

Local health department officials hope a new program aimed at decreasing smoking by pregnant women, new moms and others living in the home will also reduce infant death. Smoking is a leading cause of fetal and infant morbidity and mortality in the United
Ionia (MI) Sentinel-Standard
added Dec 13, 2017 04:38
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[UK-Scotland] Top Scots midwife joins campaign for every baby to be born smoke-free

SCOTLAND’S most senior midwife has called for every baby to be born free from the effects of smoke as figures show smoking in pregnancy has fallen to the lowest level on record. Scottish Government statistics show the number of expectant mothers who iden
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Dec 13, 2017 04:36
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[Sweden] Smoking reduces increase in life expectancy for less educated women

"Deaths from smoking in Sweden has decreased among men and increased among women, particularly those with compulsory schooling. One possible explanation as to why men are less harmed by tobacco is snus. Snus isn't as dangerous as smoking, and it's much mo
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:08
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[Australia] Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is recommended in current Australian clinical guidelines for pregnant women who are unable to quit smoking unassisted. Clinicians report low levels of prescribing NRT during pregnancy, due to safety concerns and low lev
Medical Journal of Australia
added Dec 12, 2017 17:04
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[Australia] Researchers indicate nicotine replacement is safer for pregnant women than smoking

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking and should be recommended to more pregnant patients who are not able to quit on their own, according to a new review study in the Medical Journal of Australia led by a Ben-Gurion University of the
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:03
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