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One-in-three pregnant women in Blackpool smoke

One-in-three new mothers from Blackpool smoked when pregnant Photo: PA Images

Almost one in three women from Blackpool who had a baby last year smoked during pregnancy, new figures suggest.

New statistics show that 30.8% of mothers who gave birth in the seaside town between 2012 and 2013 classed themselves as a smoker when they had their baby, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Blackpool had the highest prevalence of all local health authorities in England, while Westminster had the lowest, with one in every 43 expectant mothers smoking