Smoking Addiction By Pregnant Women Places their Children At Risk Of Heart Diseases
March 26, 2007
A recent experiment has made it apparent that kids borne from smoking addicted women are likely to suffer from lung ailments at a later stage in their life and in the course of the study, it was also revealed that "Hispanic women's hearts is at high risk of cardiovascular diseases." on account of smoking. It has been further revealed that as a pregnant woman smokes, the smoke from the cigarette passes into the blood of the baby and as a consequence, the heart rate of the baby is likely to increase by 25 per cent.
According to Dr. Adeolu Olufemi Ajala of Immaculate Specialist Hospital , Ibadan , on account of smoking, carbon monoxide from cigarettes reaches the bloodstream of the baby and deprives him of sufficient oxygen. This occurrence makes the baby vulnerable to heart problems later in life.
Dr. Adeolu Olufemi Ajala expresses in front of Your Health that the chemical nicotine present in cigarette smoke is extremely hazardous. The doctor further explains that the harmful effect of nicotine is second only to cyanide.
Expressing concern over further harm that a baby succumbs to on account of smoking addiction by his mother, Dr. Muyiwa Olugbesan of JVM Hospital , Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, states that cigarette smoking is also responsible for Sudden Infant Death Syndome (SID).