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What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Low birth weight
Using smokeless tobacco causes babies not to grow as well, and to be more likely to deliver prematurely.
Also, there are significant risks to you, like cancers of the mouth, lips and esophagus, cancers of the kidney and pancreas, tooth decay and gum disease. Pregnant or not, try to stop using tobacco at all!

In brief: Low birth weight
Using smokeless tobacco causes babies not to grow as well, and to be more likely to deliver prematurely.
Also, there are significant risks to you, like cancers of the mouth, lips and esophagus, cancers of the kidney and pancreas, tooth decay and gum disease. Pregnant or not, try to stop using tobacco at all!
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