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Pregnant teenagers are “six times as likely to smoke” while expecting, compared to women over the age of 35.
Regional differences show “much higher” rates in poorer areas, said Prof Russell Viner from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Smoking during pregnancy causes an estimated 5,000 miscarriages in the UK each year, along with still and premature births.