Pregnant Swan admits she smokes
Pregnant Swan admits she smokes

Radio and TV host Chrissie Swan says she has struggled to quit smoking since discovering she is pregnant with her third child.

The Mix FM presenter - a former Big Brother contestant - made the confession to her Melbourne radio audience this morning.

Swan said that finding out six months ago that she was pregnant again was a "massive surprise" and she had since attempted to give up cigarettes.

"I tried to go cold turkey like I did with (son) Leo and I was confident that I could do it, but I couldn't do it," an emotional Swan said.

"I just failed and failed, time after time. I'd win for a few days then I would have one."

The Can of Worms TV show presenter said she quit smoking for "a couple of years", but started again about a year ago.

Though she blamed a heavy workload and new home among stress factors in her life, she said: "These [are] not excuses, there is no excuse for smoking.

"Obviously I know it's wrong, I'm not an idiot.

"No smoker wants to smoke, especially when they're pregnant, but it is clearly an addiction and a very serious one."

The West Australian

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