Q: How does smoking affect infants born to mothers who smoke?

Q: How does smoking affect infants born to mothers who smoke?

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk for pregnancy complications, premature delivery, a low birth weight infant, and stillbirth.

Babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant and babies who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than babies who are not exposed to cigarette smoke.

These babies also have weaker lungs than other babies, which increases their risk for many health problems.

http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/

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