Should people who smoke weed or cigarettes hold your newborn baby?
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Pediatrics 39 years experience
Why?: Why would you want to expose your infant to second hand smoke or someone who may not be able to be fully aware of the responsibility of even holding a child?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Consider the effects: Second hand smoke is known to double or triple a babies frequency of respiratory disease and ear infections. It has also been linked to a higher frequency of crib death. Although it is a common practice in some settings it is a risky one. In my mind it is a form of child abuse, but that is just me.
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Last updated Oct 7, 2017
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