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19 Mar 2019 17:30
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    There's now another reason why you shouldn't smoke when you're pregnant

    There's now another reason why you shouldn't smoke when you're pregnant

    Two studies found that children, who's mother smoked during pregnancy, were around 50-percent more likely to grow up obese and short.

    Auckland University researcher Jose Derraik says chemicals from cigarettes change, and interfere with a baby's growth.

    He also says it changes the way a baby stores fat-cells, which could lead to obesity.

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