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Regional divide in smoking in pregnancy - BBC News
[ doesn't even include second hand smoke that pregnant women are exposed to! ] NHS data shows 27.2% of mothers-to-be in Blackpool smoke throughout pregnancy compared with 2.1% in Westminster. And, each year, more than 70,000 pregnancies are affected by smoking. The overall rate has fallen to below 11% in England, but the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group report urges a national target of below 6% by 2020. Each year, smoking during pregnancy in the UK causes an estimated: 2,200 premature births. 5,000 miscarriages. 300 stillbirths. [...] "We also know that there are big regional variations, with rates much higher in poorer communities. "We cannot be complacent." //&! bbc.in/1QBADNF
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october 2015 by asterisk2a

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