You have your say on controversial smoking plan

Smoking mum-to-be

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Derbyshire Times readers have reacted angrily at controversial plans to roll out a ‘failed’ scheme which hands out taxpayers’ cash to pregnant women who quit smoking.

As we exclusively revealed last week, health chiefs handed out nearly £40,000 to expectant mums across north east Derbyshire to encourage them to kick the habit as part of the experiment.

Officials at Derbyshire County Council are now looking at expanding the project to other areas – even though only a small number of women actually stopped smoking.


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