Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 3rd, 2004
The percentage of women in the state who smoke during the last 3 months of pregnancy has dropped to 10%, according to new survey data from the Washington State Department of Health. That is the lowest rate since the department began surveying in 1998. At that time, 13% of pregnant women were smoking, but since then the number has steadily dropped.
"When women smoke during pregnancy or are around others who smoke, their child can suffer serious consequences," said state Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. "We have worked with healthcare providers to get pregnant women information and help in...
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