Fewer mothers are smoking two weeks after birth in 2020

Second hand smoke and health burden topic

We have recently published the latest results from our Maternal smoking at two weeks postnatal factsheet. Here are the main findings.

  • Maternal smoking rates at two weeks postnatal have decreased from 13.7% in 2009 to 8.6% in 2020.
  • Māori mothers had higher smoking rates than other ethnic groups between 2009 and 2020. However, smoking to 23.0% in 2020.
  • Maternal smoking rates have dropped by more than 30% across most districts between 2009 and 2020, particularly in Tairāwhiti District.

Find out more here.