While pregnant, my heightened sense of smell picked up even the slightest scent of smoke and made me nauseous. And, maybe more than a few of our lilsugar readers felt the same way as 58 percent of you said the sight of a pregnant woman smoking incensed you more than catching a woman with child sipping a cocktail. Medically speaking, we should be just as leery of lil ones being around cigarette smoke. It doesn't matter if a parent, caretaker or stranger indulges. According to WebMD, there is evidence that no amount of smoke inhalation is without repercussions. It said:
The findings add to the growing body of evidence that suggests that there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke, contains an array of harmful chemicals, including nicotine, which have been shown to increase one’s risk for cardiovascular disease. Exposure to such smoke causes upwards of 50,000 heart disease deaths in adult nonsmokers every year in the United States, making it a major public health concern.
Do you make an effort to keep your kids in a smoke free environment?