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Is it true that if you smoke while your pregnant, the child will smoke too?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: In a way, yes
Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.
It is well documented that the nicotine effects the small blood vessels of the placenta, narrowing their size. Smokers have babies a half pound lighter than non smokers.Other studies show the kids more likely to be smokers later in life.

In brief: In a way, yes
Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.
It is well documented that the nicotine effects the small blood vessels of the placenta, narrowing their size. Smokers have babies a half pound lighter than non smokers.Other studies show the kids more likely to be smokers later in life.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Antenatal nicotine exposure has been linked to a three fold increase in attention deficit disorder (ad/hd) in several excellent studies.
Untreated people with ad/hd are four times more likely to smoke when adults than the regular population.

In brief: Yes
Antenatal nicotine exposure has been linked to a three fold increase in attention deficit disorder (ad/hd) in several excellent studies.
Untreated people with ad/hd are four times more likely to smoke when adults than the regular population.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: No, BUT...
Statistically, your child is much more likely to smoke, simy because they see you smoke.
This should be the most powerful reason to quit. Provide a good example and don't smoke. Your kids will be much more likely to stay smoke free if youare smoke free.

In brief: No, BUT...
Statistically, your child is much more likely to smoke, simy because they see you smoke.
This should be the most powerful reason to quit. Provide a good example and don't smoke. Your kids will be much more likely to stay smoke free if youare smoke free.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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