the teen years was the strongest.
“The odds ratio linking teen smoking to prenatal smoking was the largest observed,” said Kane.
“Those who smoked prior to pregnancy were eight times more likely to smoke while pregnant. To reduce adverse birth outcomes, efforts to prevent adolescent uptake of smoking should be redoubled. In so doing, we may be able to disrupt the transmission of disadvantages from parents to children that are passed along through poor birth outcomes,” she said.
If you are pregnant and have a history of smoking, know that there are options and additional information available to you. Find out more about preterm birth on our Health Conditions tab on BlackDoctor.org.
SOURCE: University of California, Irvine, news release, Aug. 1, 2018