Tobacco Free Babies

GUIDE’s Tobacco Free Babies campaign explains the importance of reducing pre-natal and infant/child exposure to secondhand smoke.


Click on the boxes below to learn how secondhand smoke affects mothers and babies.


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Mothers who smoke while they are pregnant are more likely to have a premature baby than mothers who don't.

Women who smoke are more likely to experience difficulties conceiving than women who don't.

Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have a miscarriage than women who don't.

Babies exposed to smoking suffer more from illnesses such as bronchitis than babies who aren't exposed.

Babies of mothers who smoke are more likely to be born smaller than babies of non-smoking mothers.

There is thought to be a link between prenatal smoking and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Children of smokers are more likely have physical differences from other children, such as being shorter and more likely to have hearing difficulties.

Adolescents whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are at higher risk for drug abuse than their counterparts whose mothers did not smoke.

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