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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth, low birth weight or premature birth, and more. Secondhand smoke also increases your baby's risk of developing lung cancer, heart diseases, emphysema, asthma, allergies, and SIDS.


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  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy During Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Smoking
  • Risks of Smoking During Pregnancy
  • Secondhand Smoke Exposure During Pregnancy