Protect unborn babies from smoking

A new health programme is being rolled out across the North East to help protect unborn babies against the dangers of smoking.

Full report: New health programme to protect unborn babies from smoking

A new health programme is being rolled out across the North East to help protect unborn babies against the dangers of smoking.

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of premature births, labour complications and miscarriages.

Under the Baby Clear programme midwives will present these facts more clearly and use a breathalyser to show the level of carbon monoxide in the body.

As Jonny Blair reports, it could save lives in the North East, which has the highest number of pregnant smokers in the country.