Quarter of mums smoke

NEARLY a quarter of expectant mums brought into Doncaster Royal Infirmary to have their babies during June were smokers.

Monday, 3rd September 2007, 2:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2007, 3:25 pm

Figures from the DRI reveal that of 307 new mums in June, 194 mothers were non smoking, 79 were smokers, while 34 did not confirm their status.

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In nearby Bassetlaw, run by the same hospitals trust, 76 out of 120 were non smoking, 26 were smokers, and 18 did not confirm their status.

Public health experts warn mothers-to-be against smoking because it could harm their unborn child.