By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking during pregnancy is never a good idea, but new research shows it might double the risk of a babydying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

“Any maternal smoking during pregnancy — even just one cigarette a day — doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death [SUID, another term for unexplained infant deaths],” said lead researcher Tatiana Anderson. She is a fellow at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Center for Integrative Brain Research.

 

Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin from Chalakudy, India [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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