What Do You Know About Smoking During Pregnancy?
This quiz will help you learn how smoking affects your baby.
Pregnant people who smoke are more than 3 times more likely to have a baby who weighs too little at birth than people who don’t smoke. People exposed to secondhand smoke while pregnant are also more likely to have lower-birth-weight babies. Babies born too small or too early can have more health problems. They are also more likely to need special care after birth. Low-birth-weight babies who are born to people who smoke are at higher risk for illness and death.
Babies born to people who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have these birth defects:
- Opening in the lip (cleft lip)
- Opening in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate)