Study examines pregnancy risks related to secondhand smoke

02/26/2014 | MedPage Today (free registration)

U.S. researchers looked at data from the Women's Health Initiative and found that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke was associated with a greater likelihood of pregnancy problems, including miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy. Nonsmoking women who were exposed to the most passive smoke during childhood, adulthood or at work had the highest risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to the study in the journal Tobacco Control.

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