Prenatal smoking may make babies more prone to infections, even death

10/23/2013 | HealthDay News

Babies who were exposed to smoke while in the womb had a 50% greater likelihood of being hospitalized or dying from infections than babies whose mothers did not smoke during their pregnancy, according to a study of 50,000 babies born in Washington state. Prenatal smoking may leave babies' immune systems weak, making them more vulnerable to a wide range of infectious diseases, researchers said. The findings are to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting and were published in the journal Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

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