Smoking during pregnancy falls by a third, report shows

A new report published this morning shows a decline in smoking rates among both children and pregnant women over the past decade, both North and South of the border.

The report, published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland and the Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland, shows that smoking during pregnancy has declined by around one third over the last decade.

It also shows the number of 10-17 year olds reporting that they had ever smoked has dropped from 36% to 27% between 2006 and 2010.

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