Passive Smoking Causes Stillbirth

Passive Smoking Causes Stillbirth

In a recent research, it has been confirmed that pregnant women are at a greater risk by passive smoking. The research was done by the University of Nottingham researchers. They confirmed that if a pregnant woman is exposed to passive smoking there is a greater risk of stillbirth.

The researchers claimed that when women are exposed to passive smoking, the risk of stillbirth is 23% higher whereas the probability of defects in the child is 13% higher.

They studied the material and conclusions from 19 researches done previously. The idea behind the research was to make the today’s women understand the consequences of the passive smoking.

They conducted their research by studying the affect of passive smoking only on pregnant women. It was seen that if a woman is exposed to around ten cigarettes in a day she will definitely be at risk. None of these women smoked themselves.

Though the researchers found sufficient proof that passive smoking causes still birth and defects in the new born but they did not find any information that it can cause miscarriage or the newborn’s death.

The new study has definitely been a progress in understanding the affect of passive smoking as it was believed that it is only a problem when the pregnant woman smokes herself.


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