Protect Your Eggs!

In Local News on March 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

Women who smoke have increased risk of infertility and conception delay. They are at greater risk for fetal death and stillbirths, pregnancy complications, and giving birth to low birth weight babies. Secondhand smoke may also cause low birth weight, miscarriages, and sudden infant death syndrome.


Exposure to secondhand smoke for:

  •  7 minutes causes your heart’s main artery to stiffen and constrict, raising your blood pressure.
  • 30 minutes begins to damage the lining of your lungs and causes your blood platelets to stick together, increasing risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • 2 hours causes your blood vessels to constrict enough to disturb your heart’s rhythm.

1 hour in a closed car with someone smoking = 3 cigarettes

2 hours in a “nonsmoking” restaurant section = 2 cigarettes

8 hours in an office that allows smoking = 6 cigarettes

24 hours in a pack-a-day smoker’s home = 3 cigarettes

2 hours in a smoky bar = 5 cigarettes

As you celebrate life this Easter, don’t let cigarette smoke harm your life or the lives of your family. Avoid restaurants that allow smoking. And remember, you can get FREE help to quit smoking at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.


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