Dads told to quit smoking during pregnancy too

Dads-to-be advised to give up smoking, due to passive smoking risks for mums-to-be

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A new study suggests that it is not only mums-to-be who should quit smoking – but future dads should, too.

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Pregnant women who were passive smokers, especially those whose partners smoked during pregnancy, had a 25% increased risk for stillbirth and birth defects, reports the NBC4i website. 

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Experts from the University of Nottingham said they’re unsure whether the increased risks were due to breathing in secondhand smoke or if there’s a direct impact on the dad’s sperm development.A new study suggests that it is not only mums-to-be who should quit smoking – but future dads should, too.

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