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Smoking and Pregnancy

  • By: Melody Burns
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Maternal smoking during pregnancy is one of the biggest causes of preventable disease in newborns worldwide. In 2002, 11.4 percent of pregnant woman in the United States smoked, contributing to health-care costs reported at $366 million. Health professionals are extensively ...

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