Research Finds Smoking As Risky As Alcohol, Drugs During Pregnancy

From The Charleston Gazette:

“Getting pregnant women to stop smoking is just as important as getting them to stop using alcohol and illicit drugs, a researcher and psychologist told health-care providers Friday morning.

Beth Bailey, a psychologist who serves as program director for the Tennessee Intervention for Pregnant Smokers, said doctors sometimes tend to prioritize having pregnant women stop using harder drugs and alcohol before they stop smoking.

“What’s important to recognize is that tobacco is as dangerous as these other substances,” Bailey said.” Read the full story »

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