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Support to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy

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.
RCM Opinion
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Smokefree

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….’.
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RCM calls for reverse to public health cuts to support smoking rate reduction

25 June 2021 Pregnant women must get the support they need to reduce smoking in pregnancy says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), as NICE and Public Health England publish a draft guideline to tackle the health burden of smoking.   The guidance published ...
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RCM calls for reverse to public health cuts to support smoking rate reduction

25 June 2021 Pregnant women must get the support they need to reduce smoking in pregnancy says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), as NICE and Public Health England publish a draft guideline to tackle the health burden of smoking.   The guidance published ...
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Midwives and Public Health

Public health is defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988; WHO). In other words, public health seeks to identify risks to health and ...
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