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I am in my first trimester. I happened to inhale a lot of cigarette smoke yesterday while hanging out with friends who smoke. I am worried. Will inhaling smoke once during first trimester affect my baby? Please help.

My husband and I don't smoke.

 
Savitha.P.V

Asked by Savitha.P.V at 10:05 AM on Aug. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Probably not but I would be careful to avoid smoke for now on since second hand smoke is just as bad as actually smoking.
    chocaholic888

    Answer by chocaholic888 at 10:09 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • No, you have nothing to worry about. It's constant exposure to second-had smoke that poses a risk to people's health, not occasional exposure.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 10:11 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • You will be fine. People do worse things throughout their pregnancies and their babies come out just fine lol
    xmama_bellax

    Answer by xmama_bellax at 10:08 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Once in awhile is ok. like SWasson said, it's the constant or frequent exposure that is not good.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 10:19 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Thanks guys for feedback. That is reassuring.
    Savitha.P.V

    Comment by Savitha.P.V (original poster) at 11:37 AM on Aug. 7, 2010

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