It is shocking to see a pregnant woman smoking during pregnancy. Many smokers believe that “It’s just a cigarette. What could be so bad?”. But we should keep in mind that smoking during pregnancy can cause a baby to be born too early and also cause low birth weight—making it more likely the baby will be sick and have to take care or hospitalize for longer.
Experts warned that smoking during pregnancy is extremely harmful to both mother and especially for children. Abnormal development, malformations, respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and asthma are just some of the negative effects smoking can have on the child of a smoker.