Besides the harmful toxins nicotine and carbon monoxide, “cigarette smoke contains more than 2,500 individual chemicals, all of which can have a potential impact on the life of an unborn child.”
Research shows that the children of mothers who smoked during the pregnancy are more likely to have developmental disorders, childhood cancer, SIDS, and birth defects. Even before birth, the pregnancy is twice as likely to suffer serious complications. Experts estimate that if all pregnant women refrained from smoking, it would reduce more than 1 out of 10 stillbirths. Unfortunately, even being exposed to second-hand smoke increases the risk that the “child will be born at less than normal weight and have growth issues.”
Because of these risks, we are offering a 50% discount for our Smoking Cessation Program to expectant mothers and their partners. Call 720-460-0758 for an appointment today!