- Smokefree sites
- Start the session
- Why Children's Centres are smokefree
- What does smokefree mean?
- Your role
- What to say to a smokerA recap
- Body language
- Brief advice
- What is Brief Advice?
- Why is it important?
- What's in tobacco?
- Smoking in pregnancy
- Secondhand smoke (SHS) in the home is harmful to children
- Supporting smokers to quitVideo
- The Three AsA recap
- NHS Stop Smoking Services in Devon
- Other ways of getting help
- Take the test
Smoking in pregnancy
Smoking in pregnancy can cause increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and low birth weight
(Royal College of Physicians, 1992)
It is known to increase infant mortality by about 40%
(Dept of Health, 2007)
Women in the routine and manual workers group are 1.5 times more likely to smoke than women in the general population
(Office for National Statistics. Statistics on smoking: England 2006)
Smoking in pregnancy is three times higher in mothers aged under 20 compared with rates for all pregnant women
(Health and Social Care Information Centre, Infant feeding survey 2010, London HSCIC, 2012)
The risk of cot death is elevated four times if the mother smokes in pregnancy
(Gilliland FD et al (2000) Maternal smoking during pregnancy, environmental tobacco smoke exposure and childhood lung function. Thorax 55: 271-276 )