n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Adverse effects of cigarette smoking during pregnancy : review article




Extracted from text ... REVIEW Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - 12 Adverse effects of cigarette smoking during pregnancy Smoking of cigarettes is a major health problem. This habit is causing the death of about 5 million people per year.1 More than 4000 chemicals, of which at least 60 are known carcinogens, are contained in the smoke from tobacco in cigarettes. The most harmful components are nicotine and carbon monoxide. Nicotine is highly addictive, since it can cause both stimulation and euphoria. 2-4 Outside pregnancy the most common general adverse health effects of cigarette smoking are lung cancer, heart disease, atherosclerotic vascular disease, ..


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