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Health Hazards of Smoking During Pregnancy

  By posted Dec 31st 2011
Healthy Living

The nicotine from cigarette smoke can lead to a number of deformities and health conditions in the new born – not to mention the increasing incidence of still births and pregnancy complications. Although the Indian government has taken vital steps to curb this dangerous lifestyle epidemic, the percentage of pregnant women using tobacco and cigarette continues to rise. This addiction to tobacco products can be seen particularly in rural areas as compared to the cities.  Here’s a review of some of the ill-effects and outcomes associated with smoking during pregnancy. (Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images)

 
 

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