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If you are a woman who smokes and you are thinking about getting pregnant or are pregnant, now is a good time to quit smoking. Women who smoke may have a harder time getting pregnant. Women who smoke are more likely to have the following problems:1
If you quit smoking before you become pregnant (or sometime during
the first 3 months of your pregnancy), your risk of having a baby with low
birth weight is the same as that of a woman who does not smoke. Women who quit
later in their pregnancy still reduce the risk of problems for their
Fiore MC, et al. (2000). Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Rockville, MD:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also available online:
Current as of:
August 15, 2013
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry
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