In addition to the health related risks of smoking, the social acceptance of smokers is dwindling day by day. One reason that smoking is becoming more socially unacceptable is that when you smoke, it not only affects your lungs and life, but it can have dramatic effects on people around you who are breathing in your smoke. If you smoke, your entire family, including your children, can be very negatively affected by your smoking.
When parents smoke, especially mothers who are pregnant, their children are more likely to get asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, and many other problems with breathing. In this day with all the information available on how smoking will negatively affect the baby growing inside, it is absolutely unacceptable for expectant mothers to smoke during any part of pregnancy. In addition to the second hand health risks to children by their smoking parents, it is also more likely for children of smokers to start up the habit themselves. This is why it is crucial to set a good example by quitting smoking now.
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