Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Jan 3 2014
“Smoking by Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, and Low Birth Weight,” the Surgeon General has long warned.
But while fewer pregnant women smoke now than a decade ago, a recent CDC report shows that 1 in 10 women still smoke while pregnant.
The prevalence of this public health hazard varies widely across the country, from 2.3 percent of pregnant women in New York City to 30.5 percent in West Virginia.
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