Smoking by pregnant women

  1. 0 Okay, I know none of us need to be schooled on the detrimental effects of smoking but I just got a link to this article today through Smartbrief (NANN):

    One really impressive finding: in the third trimester, an infant loses 20 grams for every cigarette smoked!

    http://www.scienceworldreport.com/ar...f-the-baby.htm
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    About TiffyRN, BSN, RN

    TiffyRN has '22' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'NICU'. From 'Not in the North!'; 43 Years Old; Joined Sep '03; Posts: 2,126; Likes: 2,298.

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  4. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    Quote from TiffyRN

    One really impressive finding: in the third trimester, an infant loses 20 grams for every cigarette smoked!
    Infants should not be smoking anyway.
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    Yes Bortaz; I maintain a strict no-smoking policy for all my infants!
    HyperSaurus, RN, Madras, and Bortaz, RN like this.
  6. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Just imagine. . .there are entire generations of people walking around today who were born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy. My birth weight was 8 pounds back in 1981, so perhaps I would have been a 10-pound baby if I hadn't been exposed to cigarette smoke in utero.


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