21 things to tell mums who smoke
THERE is broad community awareness about the adverse health effects of smoking, but the negative effects of female and male smoking on the chance of conceiving and having a healthy baby are not as widely understood.
World No Tobacco Day (31 May) is an opportune time to initiate conversations with people who plan to have a baby about the effects of smoking and how to quit.
Key points to discuss include:
Smoking and fertility
- Cigarette smoke can damage the DNA in sperm and eggs