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Reynolds, Ciara and Egan, Brendan and Daly, Niamh (2016) Maternal smoking - an opportunity to intervene. Forum, 33, (4), pp. 55-57.

Although the Department of Health recommends women to avid smoking in pregnancy, the most recent Irish data show that approximately 11% of women continue to report this behaviour. it is likely that this prevalence figure is an under-representation of the problem, as non-disclosure rates of 10-25% exist in self-reported smoking status in pregnancy. Our unpublished data from the Coombe Hospital, Dublin shows that although there is a downward trend in maternal smoking since 2009, the proportions of heavy smokers have almost doubled.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Harm reduction, Education and training, Screening / Assessment
April 2016
Page Range
pp. 55-57
Irish College of General Practitioners

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