Benefits to Baby If You Quit Smoking Early

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Gwyneth Paltrow likes to smoke. I read recently that she smoked her last cigarette when she found out she was pregnant with her first child, daughter Apple, but that she plans to take it up again when she's 70 (and can't wait.)

I don't know how far along she was when she took that last puff, but new research says that pregnant moms who stop smoking before the 15th week have rates of preterm birth and smaller babies comparable to those of non-smoking women.


The results, from a study of 2500 first-time moms-to-be, found that "these severe adverse effects of smoking may be reversible if smoking is stopped early in pregnancy."

Are you a pregnant smoker, or were you a smoker until you found out you were pregnant? If you stopped, how far along were you?


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