Social awareness campaign against smoking in pregnancy
Smoking is the cause of many pregnancy complications. These effects are mainly due to toxic substances such as heavy metals contained in tobacco. In addition, carbon monoxide, produced by the combustion, creates a chronic deficit of oxygen in the blood.
Secondary is not the risk, always caused by smoking, to have ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or other problems such as growth retardation of the fetus in utero.
It was also found that smoking triples the risk of “white death” of the infant.
Smoking during pregnancy puts at risk the future of your child. Your health is in your hands.
Weight decrease of the child
Higher probability of premature birth
Increase in neonatal infections, respiratory infections and skin issues in adolescence
Alterations of physical and mental development of the child
Increased incidence of childhood cancer
The consequences of smoking during pregnancy continues after a normal birth:
- The nicotine in the breast milk acts negatively on the nervous system of the infant.
- Children of smokers are more prone to respiratory diseases and have a higher risk of becoming smokers themselves.