Maternal smoking rates at two weeks postnatal has decreased from 13.7% n 2009 to 9.4% in 2018.

Here are the key findings from our latest factsheet on maternal smoking in New Zealand.

  • Maternal smoking rates at two weeks postnatal has decreased from 13.7% in 2009 to 9.4%
    in 2018.
  • Māori mothers continue to have the highest smoking rates than any other ethnicity between 2009
    and 2018. However, smoking rates among Māori mothers have declined from 32.4% in 2009 to
    25.0% in 2018.
  • Since 2009, Tairāwhiti DHB has consistently had the highest rates of postnatal maternal smoking,
    while Auckland DHB has had the lowest.

Visit our second-hand smoke exposure page for more information.