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Will Smoking Harm Baby
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
My husband is a smoker.I am 28 weeks pregnant.I worried passive smoking may harm my baby? Any problems? My hus smoke 12-15 cigrtes per day.
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more
Many ways: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more
At an outdoor tailgating area before a concert, several ppl were smoking. I tried to walk away when noticing smell of smoke. Can this harm baby 23 wks?
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If my friend is smoking on the porch, it will immediately be scattered by outside air, whether there is a breeze or not? Will it harm me if I'm near?
Smoking does harm: Hi. Your friend has an addiction (or a death wish) that will ultimately harm him/her if he/she doesn't quit smoking. Second hand smoke does cause harm; that is well established. The best advice is to stay away from smokers when they're smoking. Tobacco smoke harms everyone in contact with it. In a stiff breeze, if you're upwind, fine, but in still air on the porch, you're breathing that toxic fume ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Smoking contains many cancer causing chemicals due to tobacco. It also has lots of nicotine. As a result smokers frequently develop damage to their airways(emphysema), circulation(heart attacks, stroke) and are at increased risk for several cancers like lung cancer, mouth and throat cancer. So it is one of the most dangerous health damaging habits. So you should get off of it as soon as you can! ...Read more
DENIAL: Tobacco is seriously addictive. Many people - especially the young - simply don't believe it will happen to them. Others think it's cool or a milestone in growing up. Some want to feel they are in control of their own lives regardless of intense advice. All kinds of reasons. Bad decision. ...Read more
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