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What are the risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke while pregnant?

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If you are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke while pregnant, you will have an increased chance of having a stillbirth, a low birthweight baby, a baby with birth defects, and other complications of pregnancy.

Babies and children exposed to secondhand smoke may also develop asthma, allergies, more frequent lung and ear infections, and are at higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Smoking and Pregnancy: Understand the Risks."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy."

March of Dimes: "Smoking during pregnancy."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Smoking and Pregnancy: Understand the Risks."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy."

March of Dimes: "Smoking during pregnancy."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2020

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