Why Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Smoke


It’s not healthy to smoke during pregnancy but an estimated 12% to 24% of pregnant women continue to use tobacco, according to national data [PDF]. So if the existing evidence hasn’t convinced them to quit, perhaps this new study will: a researcher from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine reports that fetal exposure to nicotine may be associated with increased blood pressure among children once they grow up.

Source: TIME Healthland

Available at: http://healthland.time.com/2011/07/21/why-pregnant-women-shouldnt-smoke/

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