From BBC: French academics in an IVF clinic took regular pictures of an egg from the moment it was fertilised until it was ready to be implanted into the mother.
At all stages of development, embryos from smokers were consistently a couple of hours behind, a study showed.
The lead researcher, from Nantes University Hospital, said: “You want a baby, quit smoking”.
|Invisible health villain for children: Thirdhand smoke|
|No Kidding: Smoking tobacco in your car is harmful to your passengers|
|Brains of teens who smoke cigarettes reveal early signs of addiction|
|Smoking during pregnancy linked with asthma in children|
|Mom’s Prenatal Smoking Tied to Kids’ Obesity|
|An Honest Look at How Smoking Affects Everyone Around You|
|Frightening Trends in Teenage Smoking|