Risk Of SIDS Is Twice-Linked To Smoking During Pregnancy — FYI

In a first ever experimental study to compare breathing reflexes of preemies born to smokers with those born to non-smokers, researchers in Canada found that premature babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are likely to be at a higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS than premature infants whose mothers did not.

The study was the work of principal researcher Dr Shabih Hasan and colleagues from the Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada…




  1. Lou says:

    You would be better off being born to a smoker in Canada than a mother in most places on the planet.

  2. Digby says:

    How about if a woman smokes only one cigar a week? Like me?

  3. James Hill says:

    #2 – Then you’ve got a husband wishing it got “smoked” a little more often.

  4. soundwash says:

    /me lights another cigarette while plucking
    popcorn (made in a frying pan, ty) from a
    bag..made last night.

    come’on John C., a 22 baby sample warrants publishing? -not knowing what the diet was of all mothers in the sample alone, null and voids this slanted study.. lets not forget Canada really loves to penalize smokers so as to effect how their wonderful health care system treats them..

    show me a study of 100,000 babies in which
    all mothers had controlled diets that were
    near processed-food free, then maybe i’ll bite.

    the crap most TV watching people eat these days is enough to null and void almost any study..

    sorry mate, imo, this is just a another knee-jerk junk science study.

    22 sample study…puh-leease

    i been reading you for *decades*
    -your better than this.

    -s

    (coffee is done, maybe next post will be more reasonable) :p

  5. chuck says:

    Premature infants should not be allowed to smoke.
    It’s just wrong. They should wait until they’re at least 8.


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