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Smoking During Pregnancy Rise

The number of women in the South West smoking during pregnancy has gone up for the first time in years. According to figures just released, almost 15% of pregnant women smoke. That's the highest figure for 4 years.

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15% of Somerset women smoke when pregnant

Yet more women than ever are now lighting up while pregnant, and the problem in Somerset is among the worst in the country.

Figures released today show that almost 15% of pregnant women smoke - that's the biggest rise for four years.

Charli Afzal used to smoke 20 cigarettes a day, but gave up when she became pregnant after advice from Somerset Stop Smoking Service:

For information on giving up smoking, visit the NHS Smokefree website.

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