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Second Hand Smoke (Passive Smoking)

If your partner or anyone else who lives with you smokes, their smoke can affect you and your baby before and after their birth, Passive smoking can increase the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage, low birth weight, being born too early and cot death. Babies whose parents smoke are more likely to be admitted to hospital for bronchitis and pneumonia during their first year.

You may also find it more difficult to stop if someone around you smokes. You can be referred jointly with other members in your household for help with managing smoking.

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