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One in six expectant mothers in East Sussex still smoke

The Argus: One in six expectant mothers in East Sussex still smoke One in six expectant mothers in East Sussex still smoke

One in six pregnant women in East Sussex are putting the health of their unborn babies at risk by continuing to smoke.

Cigarettes can increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth and the baby could also be born smaller and have birth defects.

Giving up smoking is said to improve the health of the mother and they are less likely to suffer complications when they go into labour.

 


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The figures emerged in East Sussex County Council’s first annual public health report.

It found 18% of women in the county were smoking at the time they booked with the midwife at 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

This only dropped slightly to 16% by nine months.

The information showed a wide variation across the county, where in more deprived areas such as a Hastings, 22% smoking through their pregnancy compared to those in more affluent areas like Lewes, which had a rate of 11%.

A county council spokeswoman said: “All pregnant women in East Sussex are screened at booking by their community midwife, given advice about the harms of smoking for themselves and their baby and are encouraged to stop smoking “An ‘opt out’ referral system to the specialist stop smoking service is in place to give pregnant women tailored support to help them (and their partner and family members if required) to quit during their pregnancy.”

The general advice from the Royal College of Midwives is pregnant women should stop smoking totally for theirs and their unborn child’s health.

The report also revealed a “worryingly high” number of 14 and 15-year-olds who said they smoked, either occasionally or regularly.

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Girls tended to smoke more than boys and Hastings had the highest prevalence of young smokers at 30%.

East Sussex is rolling out an Assist programme to encourage young people not to take up smoking.

It uses a peer support approach to educate young people about the dangers of smoking, awareness of tobacco marketing and the benefits of not taking up the habit.

Details of local free NHS stop smoking services are available on 0300 100 1823.

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6:36am Sun 12 Jan 14

Boloney-marshal says...

All this good advice and the product placement of cigarettes and booze in Coronation Streets newsagent and corner shop is still blatantly happening each week....shame on them!
All this good advice and the product placement of cigarettes and booze in Coronation Streets newsagent and corner shop is still blatantly happening each week....shame on them! Boloney-marshal
  • Score: 9

7:02am Sun 12 Jan 14

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Probably single mothers to be and on benefits in the main
Probably single mothers to be and on benefits in the main Somethingsarejustwrong
  • Score: 10

8:23am Sun 12 Jan 14

angrymonkey says...

bet most still kids an chavs that should not have kids. what happen to planning get a home and bit of money then have a bby tax should not be payed to kids that have kids the familys should have to pay for them till over 25 stop the i want a baby for free home rubbish.
bet most still kids an chavs that should not have kids. what happen to planning get a home and bit of money then have a bby tax should not be payed to kids that have kids the familys should have to pay for them till over 25 stop the i want a baby for free home rubbish. angrymonkey
  • Score: 18

9:20am Sun 12 Jan 14

LeonBIank666 says...

If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children?

These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!)

They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11.

The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle.

And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation.
If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children? These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!) They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11. The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle. And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation. LeonBIank666
  • Score: 22

10:36am Sun 12 Jan 14

AlanPare says...

What nasty, prejudiced and wholly unfounded comments from the last three people to comment. Would love to how the three of them benefit society!!
What nasty, prejudiced and wholly unfounded comments from the last three people to comment. Would love to how the three of them benefit society!! AlanPare
  • Score: -21

11:22am Sun 12 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Shame on any woman who doesn't stop smoking LONG BEFORE they get pregnant. Don't these women care at all about the person's life that they are responsible for?
Shame on any woman who doesn't stop smoking LONG BEFORE they get pregnant. Don't these women care at all about the person's life that they are responsible for? getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -25

11:37am Sun 12 Jan 14

tykemison says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children?

These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!)

They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11.

The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle.

And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation.
I would love to condemn these comments but cannot find fault with them!We need to stop rewarding chav Mums by how many sprigs they drop out as they genuinely conceive to get on the housing list and obtain more benefits which NEVER gets spent on the little half lungs anyway.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children? These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!) They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11. The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle. And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation.[/p][/quote]I would love to condemn these comments but cannot find fault with them!We need to stop rewarding chav Mums by how many sprigs they drop out as they genuinely conceive to get on the housing list and obtain more benefits which NEVER gets spent on the little half lungs anyway. tykemison
  • Score: 4

12:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children?

These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!)

They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11.

The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle.

And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation.
can you tell me what the lottery numbers are for next wednesday ?

Dlckhead.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children? These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!) They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11. The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle. And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation.[/p][/quote]can you tell me what the lottery numbers are for next wednesday ? Dlckhead. All 9 of me
  • Score: -11

1:05pm Sun 12 Jan 14

AlanPare says...

Somethingsarejustwro
ng
wrote:
AlanPare wrote:
What nasty, prejudiced and wholly unfounded comments from the last three people to comment. Would love to how the three of them benefit society!!
Ah Gaz Scott you moron. Can't help yourself can you you thick tw4t

Keep up the great posting work, we are al laughing at you

Waster

Ps when do you think you will be able to construct a sentence that actually makes sense?
I'm not Gaz Scott, as I've said before. I don't even know who he is. I do know you appear to be obsessed by him. Unrequited love perhaps?? Was he giving your dad one behind your back?
[quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanPare[/bold] wrote: What nasty, prejudiced and wholly unfounded comments from the last three people to comment. Would love to how the three of them benefit society!![/p][/quote]Ah Gaz Scott you moron. Can't help yourself can you you thick tw4t Keep up the great posting work, we are al laughing at you Waster Ps when do you think you will be able to construct a sentence that actually makes sense?[/p][/quote]I'm not Gaz Scott, as I've said before. I don't even know who he is. I do know you appear to be obsessed by him. Unrequited love perhaps?? Was he giving your dad one behind your back? AlanPare
  • Score: -8

1:14pm Sun 12 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

AlanPare wrote:
Somethingsarejustwro

ng
wrote:
AlanPare wrote:
What nasty, prejudiced and wholly unfounded comments from the last three people to comment. Would love to how the three of them benefit society!!
Ah Gaz Scott you moron. Can't help yourself can you you thick tw4t

Keep up the great posting work, we are al laughing at you

Waster

Ps when do you think you will be able to construct a sentence that actually makes sense?
I'm not Gaz Scott, as I've said before. I don't even know who he is. I do know you appear to be obsessed by him. Unrequited love perhaps?? Was he giving your dad one behind your back?
you just reminded me of the film the human centipede ...
[quote][p][bold]AlanPare[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanPare[/bold] wrote: What nasty, prejudiced and wholly unfounded comments from the last three people to comment. Would love to how the three of them benefit society!![/p][/quote]Ah Gaz Scott you moron. Can't help yourself can you you thick tw4t Keep up the great posting work, we are al laughing at you Waster Ps when do you think you will be able to construct a sentence that actually makes sense?[/p][/quote]I'm not Gaz Scott, as I've said before. I don't even know who he is. I do know you appear to be obsessed by him. Unrequited love perhaps?? Was he giving your dad one behind your back?[/p][/quote]you just reminded me of the film the human centipede ... All 9 of me
  • Score: -7

2:00pm Sun 12 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

what are you on about ?

seriously, seek help.
what are you on about ? seriously, seek help. All 9 of me
  • Score: -8

2:22pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

All 9 of me wrote:
what are you on about ?

seriously, seek help.
If you had an extra brain cell you might be able to see just how stupid your comments make you seem.
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: what are you on about ? seriously, seek help.[/p][/quote]If you had an extra brain cell you might be able to see just how stupid your comments make you seem. Somethingsarejustwrong
  • Score: 2

3:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children?

These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!)

They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11.

The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle.

And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation.
Good posting.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: If the utterly vile mothers stop smoking as advised, if they need that advice in the first instance, what good will 9 months of help be to the poor children? These kids will no doubt be growing up in poverty, with lots of "uncles", the standard 60" TV and an out of control staffie dog (which I feel the most sad for!) They will be criminal before the age of criminal consent, the girl will be knocked up by 13 and both genders on drugs and texting pictures of their genitalia to all and sundry by 11. The vile mother will have lost a few teeth by the age of 27 and sit outside her council house on a deckchair cackling at the police and smelling of tinkle. And this will continue and continue and continue with each generation.[/p][/quote]Good posting. sussexram40
  • Score: 18

6:24pm Sun 12 Jan 14

angrymonkey says...

well i do one full time job and a on call job to pay my way and get taxed loads to pay for low life chaves that have babys to jobless dads and my hard earend tax moneys get wasted on them but my wife has to suffer for years as NHS so poor now . so yes i do get the hump with it and i do my bit to benefit society.
well i do one full time job and a on call job to pay my way and get taxed loads to pay for low life chaves that have babys to jobless dads and my hard earend tax moneys get wasted on them but my wife has to suffer for years as NHS so poor now . so yes i do get the hump with it and i do my bit to benefit society. angrymonkey
  • Score: 9

9:51pm Sun 12 Jan 14

KarenT says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Shame on any woman who doesn't stop smoking LONG BEFORE they get pregnant. Don't these women care at all about the person's life that they are responsible for?
Er... "No" is the answer. They probably care more about how long the queues are at the local Ladbrokes. Oh, that, and the booze bargains at their local Aldi's.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Shame on any woman who doesn't stop smoking LONG BEFORE they get pregnant. Don't these women care at all about the person's life that they are responsible for?[/p][/quote]Er... "No" is the answer. They probably care more about how long the queues are at the local Ladbrokes. Oh, that, and the booze bargains at their local Aldi's. KarenT
  • Score: 1

12:19am Mon 13 Jan 14

whatevernext2013 says...

angrymonkey wrote:
well i do one full time job and a on call job to pay my way and get taxed loads to pay for low life chaves that have babys to jobless dads and my hard earend tax moneys get wasted on them but my wife has to suffer for years as NHS so poor now . so yes i do get the hump with it and i do my bit to benefit society.
no wonder you cant get your wife pregnant ,working two jobs if you spent more time at home ,she would not need the NHS to get her pregnant
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: well i do one full time job and a on call job to pay my way and get taxed loads to pay for low life chaves that have babys to jobless dads and my hard earend tax moneys get wasted on them but my wife has to suffer for years as NHS so poor now . so yes i do get the hump with it and i do my bit to benefit society.[/p][/quote]no wonder you cant get your wife pregnant ,working two jobs if you spent more time at home ,she would not need the NHS to get her pregnant whatevernext2013
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Mon 13 Jan 14

PorkBoat says...

angrymonkey wrote:
well i do one full time job and a on call job to pay my way and get taxed loads to pay for low life chaves that have babys to jobless dads and my hard earend tax moneys get wasted on them but my wife has to suffer for years as NHS so poor now . so yes i do get the hump with it and i do my bit to benefit society.
Don't forget that The "famously frugal" Queen (who wears a gold and jewel encrusted hat, has at least seven luxurious, multi roomed palaces around the country, lives a life of unimaginable luxury, and never wants for anything) her brood of parasites, MPs and banksters take a far bigger slice of your taxes than "low life chaves". Get your priorities right.
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: well i do one full time job and a on call job to pay my way and get taxed loads to pay for low life chaves that have babys to jobless dads and my hard earend tax moneys get wasted on them but my wife has to suffer for years as NHS so poor now . so yes i do get the hump with it and i do my bit to benefit society.[/p][/quote]Don't forget that The "famously frugal" Queen (who wears a gold and jewel encrusted hat, has at least seven luxurious, multi roomed palaces around the country, lives a life of unimaginable luxury, and never wants for anything) her brood of parasites, MPs and banksters take a far bigger slice of your taxes than "low life chaves". Get your priorities right. PorkBoat
  • Score: 2

6:02pm Mon 13 Jan 14

angrymonkey says...

see a few of you here are lazy give me money for doing sod all scum get a job you lazy sods the hard working people in the uk are sick of you . EU people coming over get jobs fast as you lot are so dam lazy to work .
PorkBoat and whatevernext2013 get off your behinds now sort your life out pay your own way Tw*ts
see a few of you here are lazy give me money for doing sod all scum get a job you lazy sods the hard working people in the uk are sick of you . EU people coming over get jobs fast as you lot are so dam lazy to work . PorkBoat and whatevernext2013 get off your behinds now sort your life out pay your own way Tw*ts angrymonkey
  • Score: -2

6:29pm Mon 13 Jan 14

PorkBoat says...

angrymonkey wrote:
see a few of you here are lazy give me money for doing sod all scum get a job you lazy sods the hard working people in the uk are sick of you . EU people coming over get jobs fast as you lot are so dam lazy to work .
PorkBoat and whatevernext2013 get off your behinds now sort your life out pay your own way Tw*ts
You really are an angry little primate aren't you? So, how does my comment equate to me not "paying my own way"? What exactly is it that I do for a living? How much do I earn? How much tax do I pay? I'm waiting with bated breath. No, scrub that, I'm not waiting at all. You know **** all about me, what I do, and how much I earn. Wind your neck in, peasant. That's all you are, a **** peasant. You begrudge poor people a pittance to live on, but bend over and take it up the **** for people who steal billions from people like you, and you doff your cap to them and say "Thank you kindly, Squire". Those people you worship and fawn over, who swindle you out of your hard earned money, think more of a turd in the road than they do of you. The sad thing about it is, you can't even see it, and you never will. You will always bend over and take it on command, say thank you, and pay for the privilege, while blaming the wrong people for your predicament.
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: see a few of you here are lazy give me money for doing sod all scum get a job you lazy sods the hard working people in the uk are sick of you . EU people coming over get jobs fast as you lot are so dam lazy to work . PorkBoat and whatevernext2013 get off your behinds now sort your life out pay your own way Tw*ts[/p][/quote]You really are an angry little primate aren't you? So, how does my comment equate to me not "paying my own way"? What exactly is it that I do for a living? How much do I earn? How much tax do I pay? I'm waiting with bated breath. No, scrub that, I'm not waiting at all. You know **** all about me, what I do, and how much I earn. Wind your neck in, peasant. That's all you are, a **** peasant. You begrudge poor people a pittance to live on, but bend over and take it up the **** for people who steal billions from people like you, and you doff your cap to them and say "Thank you kindly, Squire". Those people you worship and fawn over, who swindle you out of your hard earned money, think more of a turd in the road than they do of you. The sad thing about it is, you can't even see it, and you never will. You will always bend over and take it on command, say thank you, and pay for the privilege, while blaming the wrong people for your predicament. PorkBoat
  • Score: 3

6:44pm Mon 13 Jan 14

PorkBoat says...

Oh and I forgot. Angrymonkey, go **** yourself.
Oh and I forgot. Angrymonkey, go **** yourself. PorkBoat
  • Score: 2

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