Category Archives for "Smoking in Pregnancy"
Smoking in Pregnancy
This is a serious problem because there are two people involved: the mother and the baby. If she smokes, the baby smokes – in the sense that poisons from tobacco smoke reach the baby through the mother’s bloodstream and the placenta.
There is, rightly, great concern in medical circles for women not to smoke during pregnancy. But this problem is fundamentally no different from that of anyone else smoking.
It is scandalous that a pregnant woman, if she is so inclined, can walk into any corner shop or supermarket and buy a pack of poison (cigarettes) just like that.
How much easier would the problem be if it were illegal to smoke during pregnancy! And how much easier it would be for pregnant women to avoid smoking if cigarettes were no longer available!
In the posts under this heading I take a satirical look at some of the efforts of the Tobacco Control lobby to deal with the problem of smoking during pregnancy.