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Smoking Facts For Pregnant Teens Effects of Smoking on the Unborn Baby Each cigarette smoked by a pregnant woman Causes 23% of Sudden Infant Death denies the unborn baby of 20 minutes of the syndrome deaths (SIDs) proper amount of oxygen needed by the Causes Up to 14% of premature births baby to grow and develop. Causes Over 20% of all low-weight infants Causes10% of infant deaths __________________________________________________________________________________________ Effects of Smoking on Pregnant Mother Pregnant women who smoke are at: Pregnant women who smoke: 1) 1.4 times greater risk for stillbirth 1) Have lower energy/health levels 2) 3.4 times greater risk for 2) Transfer nicotine to baby in breast miscarriage milk while breast feeding 3) 1.8 times greater risk for ectopic 3) Have abnormal blood pressure, pregnancy (egg implants outside of heart rate and circulation uterus) __________________________________________________________________________________________ Facts on Secondhand Smoke Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk of 1) Bronchitis 4) More severe asthma 2) Pneumonia 5) Respiratory symptoms 3) Ear infections 6) Slowed lung growth By age 5, a child who lives with parents who smoke may have inhaled an amount of smoke equal to 102 packs of cigarettes. Only 15% of a cigarette smoke is inhaled by the smoker the remaining 85% lingers in the air. Video demonstration on the effects of second hand smoke: http://www.vimeo.com/6707386 _____________________________________________________________________________ Additional Quitting Resources American Lung Association HelpLine (1-800-LUNGUSA) Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line—1 (877) QUIT-NOW Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation—First Breath o 1 (800) 448-5148 Services Hotline for Women, Children and Families o 1 (877) 855-7296 Maternal and Child Health Hotline o 1 (800) 722-2295
"Smoking Facts For Pregnant Teens"