I smoked for 13 years and I quit before I ever had kids, when I turned 30. I understand it's an addiction, I understand it's hard to quit, but it still shocks me every time I see a pregnant woman light up. I don't think it means you are an unfit parent or anything at all, but I just don't understand how you can do something so bad to that little person inside you. Don't you owe it to your child to give them the best start possible? I know people say that they knew so and so who smoked her whole pregnancy and their baby turned out just fine, but why take the risk? And most importantly, if it's something that's SO difficult for you, an adult, to quit, what makes you think it's any easier for your newborn to go through nicotine withdraws and how does it make you feel to watch that happen?