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Smoking + asthma + pregnant = a dangerous combination
Date:9/5/2013

th and the health of their child," she says.

Dr Hodyl says the research also uncovered another worrying statistic: about a quarter of pregnant women with asthma are smokers.

"While the rates of smoking have been decreasing in recent years, it is very concerning to us that many pregnant women with asthma are also smoking," she says.

"Quitting smoking during pregnancy is very difficult, and therefore pregnant women need as much support as possible from family, friends and health professionals. Our results show that even a reduction in the number of cigarettes women smoke per day can lead to some improvement to the risks to their child. However, the potential for poor health outcomes for both the mother and child should not be underestimated."


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Contact: Dr. Nicolette Hodyl
nicolette.hodyl@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-131-303
University of Adelaide
Source:Eurekalert

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