Smoking in pregnancy has well known detrimental effects for the growth and development of the baby and health of the mother.
Pregnant women who smoke tend to have more complications during pregnancy and labour, including:
Encouraging pregnant women to stop smoking during pregnancy may also help them:
The Supporting a Smokefree Pregnancy and Smokefree Families programme is the result of the collaboration between Public Health England, the NHS and the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training.
The programme offers e-learning resources that highlight the importance of supporting women to have a smokefree pregnancy and focus on the delivery of Very Brief Advice (VBA) and carbon monoxide monitoring. You need to register to access.