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Smoking and pregnancy

Does anyone know if there has been any research on the possiblity that a mother who smokes while she is pregnant can later give her child lung cancer. Such as people who develop lung cancer in life who never smoke or weren't around a lot of smoke during their life. Has there been research saying that maybe it was attributed to their mother smoking while she was pregnant.

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Asked by slick05 at 6:36 PM on Oct. 2, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • There has been no evidence to show smoking while preggo will later give your child lung cancer. There IS however a genetic marker that can predispose you to having many types of cancers weather you smoke or not.

    Answer by vbruno at 6:42 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • no there is no research because its not true and even moms that smoke before a pregnancy Doctors do not think it is smart for them to just quit right away because of withdraws that could just cause more problems ... and on a personal note i belive peeople should stop worring about what other moms do and worry about them selves .. im not tring to sound mean but i mean really how many of these posts are done daily???

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 7:11 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • My mother smoked through all 8 pregnancies and we range in ages from 46-66. Nobody has lung cancer in my family. My mother passed away in her 70's a few years ago.....but not of lung cancer.

    Answer by EireLass at 7:30 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • Smoke does not go through the umbilical cord to the baby. The umbilical cord has 2 arteries and 1 vein. The arteries bring Oxygen and nutrients to fetus and the Vein sends out wast products back into the mother's system for disposal. Smoking can cause low birth weight, decreased oxygen supply to fetus which as result can cause other physiological issues with the fetus.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

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