Pregnant women better at quitting smoking -- at least in short term

07/28/2008 | USA Today

Research shows 45% of pregnant woman quit smoking, a far better rate than the 10% to 20% of smokers who give up the habit after going through smoking-cessation programs. However, up to 80% of new moms start smoking again within a year. Experts say smoking-cessation counseling helps women quit and more work is needed to provide resources for new moms to keep them smoke-free.

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