Log In
Sunday 19th November 2017

One in eight mothers are smokers

25th May 2012

New NHS data has revealed that one in eight women are smokers at the time they give birth.

The figures also reveal that the north-east of England has highest proportion of mothers who smoked, while London has the lowest rates in the UK. In the north-east, 20.6% of new mothers were smokers, compared to 6% in London. Of the 87,700 women who had a baby in 2011-12, 13% said they were smokers, a fall on the figures of 15% in 2006-07.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: One in eight mothers are smokers
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21979
Date Added: 25th May 2012


The Guardian

Recent Related Articles

NHS staff shortages number one concern

One jab for childhood vaccines

Light drinking when pregnant doesn't harm baby

Young girl's organs donated to eight people


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2017