According to a new study, pregnant women are likely to smoke if they reside in areas with a number of cigarette selling shops.
The study was done by researchers at University of Edinburgh and presented in Journal Tobacco Control. Researchers points that pregnant women living with the highest availability of tobacco products are more likely to smoke 70 percent that they live in areas where no tobacco is available.
Also the researchers found that the risk of women smoking during pregnant is increasing with the availability of the tobacco products. The method to cut the rates of smoking among pregnant women is by limiting its supply.
The lead author of the study Dr Tom Clemens said that “ Smoking during pregnancy is a critically important public health issue with lasting impacts for both mother and child. This study provides the strongest evidence to date of the need to tackle the supply of tobacco in order to reduce the prevalence of smoking.”