Passive Smoking Linked To Increased Miscarriage, Stillbirth, And Ectopic Pregnancy Risk

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 00:31 in Health & Medicine

Passive smoking is linked to a significantly increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy, finds a large observational study, published online in Tobacco Control. The risk appears to be cumulative, with risk heightened in parallel with the length of time exposed to second hand smoke, the findings indicate. It is well known that smoking during pregnancy significantly increases the risks of miscarriage and birth complications. What is less clear is whether passive smoking exerts similar effects, and if there are particularly critical periods of exposure to second hand smoke. read more

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