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Several studies over time have linked maternal smoking during and after pregnancy to increased risk of childhood asthma. Passive smoking has also been found to contribute to the risk. Asthma causes over 5,000 deaths in the US each year. Low birth weight is also commonly associated with smoking during pregnancy.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by About Asthma
About: Asthma risks linked to maternal smoking
Date: 22 October 2004
Source: About Asthma
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