Second Hand Smoke On Infants . By Kristy Gutierrez . Every mom wants their baby to grow big healthy and strong. Don’t let the smoke take over your child’s life.
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By Kristy Gutierrez
Think about others..Even if you don\'t smoke when you\'re pregnant, just being around smokers, can increase the risk of harming your future baby
Like drinking too much alcohol or doing drugs, smoking is also very harmful to your health. Smoking can make it harder for a woman to get pregnant. Not only is smoking harmful to you, it\'s also harmful to your baby during pregnancy.
When you smoke during pregnancy, your baby is exposed to dangerous chemicals like nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. These chemicals can lessen the amount of oxygen that your baby gets. Oxygen is very important for helping your baby grow healthy. Smoking can also damage your baby\'s lungs.
Baby+ Smoke= Intoxicating Death
When a woman smokes during pregnancy, the nicotine may cause constrictions in the blood vessels of the umbilical cord, thereby decreasing the amount of oxygen available to the fetus. This increases the risk of complications such as:
The infant will have trouble breathing which increases the number of colds, sore throats, and lower respiratory tract infections each year in infants and children under 18 months old. These illnesses result in as many as 15,000 hospitalizations.
Children whose mothers smoked throughout the pregnancy have an elevated risk of asthma in the first five years of life.
Children whose mothers quit smoking prior to the pregnancy show no increased risk.
If it gets severe enough, they will have to use a machine that will help them breath.
Newborns because of their age. They are not able to make a decision for themselves.
The person who is smoking is damaging themselves but also polluting the air around them harming their health.
Everyone that lives in the same house who is being exposed to smoke.
If you\'re a smoker, stop.
Go to places where smoke is not permitted. Ex: restaurants, relative’s houses, concerts etc.
Let the people that visit you know that your house is a smoke free area.
If being exposed to smoke leave the place immediately.
Nicotine is a addictive drug that takes only 6 seconds to reach your brain.