Monday, February 4, 2008

Reason #8 - Smoking Increases Risk of Webbed or Extra Toes and Fingers

According to this article from and I quote, "Women who smoked one to 10 cigarettes while they were pregnant had a 29% greater risk of having a child with a finger or toe deformity. As the number of cigarettes increases so did the risk. Women that smoked 11 to 20 cigarettes per day increased their chances to 38%. Smoking more than 20 cigarettes per day raised the risk by 78%."

Ladies, if you're pregnant and still smoking, do your unborn child a favor and stop smoking TODAY! It's bad enough you're hurting yourself, but don't subject your unborn child to years and years of ridicule and shame due to birth defects caused by your reckless behavior...

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