To mark No Smoking Day a survey was carried out among 500 smoking mothers. Almost half of them said their children had asked them to quit -of course this does not include the children who are too young to speak. And nearly all of the mothers said they were concerned about the effects of their smoking on their children's health.
So why don't they stop smoking? I don't understand why a mother would place her nicotine addiction over her child's health, not to mention her own health (women who smoke have a higher risk of cervical cancer and osteoporosis). And why a pregnant woman would even think of smoking is beyond me.
I find the results of the survey interesting. There's more information about it in this article.