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Pregnancy and Smoking


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There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.2, 3 Even low levels of secondhand smoke can harm children and adults in many ways, including the following:

Pregnancy and Smoking

  • Pregnant women who smoke are at a higher risk of pregnancy complications, such as preterm labor and delivery.4
  • Infants born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are at a higher risk of low birth weight, lungs that don't develop in a normal way, and sudden infant death syndrome. 1, 2
  • Smoking cigarettes can reduce fertility in women.1
References

1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2014.
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2006.
3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General—Secondhand Smoke: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2006.
4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Let's Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free: Your Guide to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2014.


Audience: Youth, Public Health Professionals, Educators, Family & Advocates, Healthcare Providers, School Nurses

Topics: Cigarettes, Prevention, Science & Research

Source: https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/public-health-education/health-information