The number of women who smoke during pregnancy is higher in the North East than elsewhere in England.
This research project evaluated the babyClear© programme to find out if it was an effective way to reduce the number of mums-to-be smoking in the North East of England.
April 2013 - July 2015
Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment – and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies.
An intervention evaluated by NIHR SPHR researchers at Fuse has shown to have a substantial impact on referrals to smoking cessation services and quit rates among pregnant women in North East England.