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Mar, 2018

Despite Known Dangers, Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

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Maternal tobacco use during pregnancy has been linked to a variety of negative infant and child outcomes, including low birth weight, preterm birth, and various birth defects, according to the CDC. That's why when the agency's National Center for Health Statistics released a data brief (www.cdc.gov) on Feb. 28, it was disheartening to see that one in 14 women who gave birth in the United States in 2016 reported that they had smoked…

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