The Chief Executive of health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales, Elen de Lacy, says it is a "sad fact" that smoking during pregnancy in Wales continues to be considerably above the UK average, but that it is "vital" mums-to-be are given "extra support" to help them give up.
It is a sad fact that Wales continues to have the highest rate of smoking in pregnancy in the whole of the UK.
Giving up smoking is hard on its own but with the added pressures of having a baby it is doubly challenging, which is why extra support is vital for pregnant women to help them give up.
Midwives and health visitors are able to build close relationships with women, at home and in the community, and are often the best placed to support women throughout their pregnancies and afterwards.
More top news
A North Wales family is raising awareness of chronic tinnitus, after their father took his own life. He suffered for six months.
The report reveals those who regularly consume large amounts of alcohol are more likely to engage in moderate or even problematic gambling.
Powys has been named as being one of the top 20 places to enjoy a long, healthy and safe retirement.