UK: Test all pregnant women for smoking, says Nice

Rebecca Smith reports:

All pregnant women should be breath tested to determine if they smoke, or if they are exposed to second hand smoke, so the NHS can intervene and help them quit, the Government’s public health watchdog has said.

Currently pregnant women are asked if they smoke by midwives and GPs but the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) wants this to go further.

The organisation has recommended that all pregnant women should have their breath measured for carbon monoxide levels when they book in with a midwife.

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