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Smoking Habits Among Hong-Kong Chinese Pregnant Women

April 02, 2017

The study provides information on the smoking habits of Hong Kong Chinese couples during pregnancy and finds smoking during pregnancy to be an emerging health issue among Chinese women.

Smoking significantly increases the fetal risks and neonatal hazards.

Although the Chinese women had a higher cessation rate during pregnancy than Caucasian figures, their relapse smoking rate was similar after delivery.

The high level of motivation for Chinese women to stop smoking during pregnancy presents an ideal opportunity to implement smoking interventions.

In addition, the issue of post-partum smoking relapse should be addressed in the intervention programs.

"Smoking pattern during pregnancy in Hong Kong Chinese"
Grace W. S. KONG, Wing Hung TAM, Daljit S. SAHOTA, Edmund A. S. NELSON
The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 48 (3) 280-285 doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00840.x
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The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ANZJOG) is an editorially independent publication owned by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the RANZCOG Research foundation. ANZJOG aims to provide a medium for the publication of original contributions to clinical practice and/or research in all fields of obstetrics and gynaecology and related disciplines. Articles are peer reviewed by clinicians or researchers expert in the field of the submitted work.

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