Smoking During Pregnancy Common

New research shows smoking during pregnancy may be more common than previously thought.

A study of over 1500 pregnant women found just over 20% reported smoking.

Of those, 10% were dependent on nicotine.

A large number of the women who reported smoking also had mental disorders like depression and anxiety.

They were also more likely to be unmarried and have less than a high school education.

Experts say smoking during pregnancy is a preventable cause of illness and death among women and newborns, and more needs to be done to educate women about the risks.


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