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Smoking During Pregnancy Can Also Effect Grand Children

Smoking while pregant is bad for your kids AND your future generations. 

A new study says that smoking during pregnancy affects not only your children, but also your grandchildren- even if their mother is a non-smoker.

The CDC estimates that one in 10 women smoke during the last trimester of pregnancy. Women who smoke while pregnant are more likely to suffer miscarriages, low birth weight, premature birth, and have children with certain birth defects.

Want another reason to put that cigarette out? Last year, one study suggested that a woman's exposure to nicotine during pregnancy could increase her great-grandchild's chances of asthma. For more on the findings, read the full story from the Huffington Post.

Learn more about the effects of smoking while pregnant in this article from the Huffington Post.