Smoking During Pregnancy Can Result In Children With Hearing Problems
Second-Hand Smoke Can Also Affect The Babies’ Hearing
According to a study, children who had exposition to cigarettes during the first four months of their lives, increase the risk of suffering hearing impairment 2.4 times. Also, children exposed to second-hand smoke as newborns increase the risk of deafness by 30% percent, and women who smoked while expecting have a 26% to have children with hearing difficulties. Other studies suggest that nicotine affects chemical messengers in the nerve that informs the brain what sound it is hearing. Other hazards of smoking or being exposed to second-hand smoke while expecting to include more complications in pregnancy and birth, premature or underweight babies, among others. More details click here.