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Passive smoking causing thousands of stillbirths in Pakistan
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:54:01 PM »
Passive smoking is responsible for at least 17,000 stillbirths in a year from mothers, who are exposed to second-hand smoke fumes from their husbands or other family members in Pakistan.
The grim situation has been recently published in a report appeared in the British Medical Journal compiled by the scholars of the University of York. The team looked into the link between passive smoking and stillbirths in 30 developing nations from 2008 to 2013.
The puffing habit of smokers is also harming those around them and even babies in wombs. Inhaling second-hand smoke during pregnancy is causing stillbirths in most of the developing countries.
There is a growing evidence that exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy can increase the risk of stillbirth, low birth weight, malformation, respiratory diseases and cognitive problems.