The Effects of Cigarettes Smoking on Low Birth Weights of Infants
11 pages (2750 words)
, Term Paper
In spite of increasing awareness of this well-established risk, it was recently reported that 13% of all women giving birth in the United States in 2004 continued to smoke (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Risks known to be related to smoking in pregnancy include: low birth weight, spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancies, preterm birth, placenta previa and abruption, restricted intrauterine lung growth, and sudden unexplained infant death.