31 May 2019
Quitting smoking is one of the best things a woman and her partner can do to protect their baby’s health through pregnancy and beyond. Pregnancy is a window of opportunity for significant health improvement.
18 July 2017
A report on the training needs of the maternity workforce related to tackling smoking in pregnancy has been published today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). The report provides an analysis of the training that midwives and obstetricians ...
31 May 2019
As midwives caring for women we have all listened to these sheepish confessions: ‘I know it’s bad… but I only smoke one or two in the evening… once the kids are in bed… it really is one of life’s few pleasures… something just for me….’.
02 October 2018
Public Health England (PHE)’s annual Stoptober campaign is under way, providing a great opportunity for midwives to have important conversations with mothers-to-be about smoking, the risks and how they can increase their chances of quitting ...
27 July 2018
As midwives are well aware, stopping smoking is one of the best things a woman and her partner can do to protect the health of their baby through pregnancy and beyond. However, you may not be aware that in recent years the percentage of women recorded ...
03 July 2018
Today NHS Digital has published statistics on smoking rates including smoking during pregnancy. Just under 11% of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery in 2017/18.
15 March 2019
Today a report from Action on Smoking and Health and Cancer Research UK says that Government cuts to public health budgets mean that only half of local authorities offer all smokers the best support to quit.