1 in 7 pregnant women still smoke

Every Cigarette is doing you damage

Pregnant women are still considered to be an ‘at risk’ group despite public campaigns about the dangers of smoking while pregnant. Image: AAP

The government has launched new anti-smoking ads targeting pregnant women and other at-risk groups.

Pregnant women and indigenous Australians are being targeted in a new anti-smoking campaign that comes a month before all cigarettes have to be sold in plain packaging.

The latest statistics suggest one in seven Australian women smoke during pregnancy, and pregnant teens are most at risk – in 2009, 37 per cent were reported to be smoking.The ”Quit For You, Quit For Two” ads on TV and radio and in print and social media will highlight the dangers of smoking during pregnancy and point to a new smartphone app.

Article sourced from The Brisbane Times, written by AAP (Australian Associated Press).

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