These substances cause various diseases that impact differently for mothers and children, such as diabetes in women and reduced defenses in the immune system (body’s defense mechanism) of the small, a condition that will accompany you for life.
But most worrying is that every year thousands of young people become victims of the effects of traditional smoking, what future does not scare addicts. The unfortunate conclusion is that the younger you begin smoking, the more difficult it will leave the snuff into adulthood.
Is also the responsibility of the parent?
To protect the baby is not enough that mothers stop smoking traditional cigarettes during the nine months of pregnancy, since second-hand smoke, most of the time generated by the father and other relatives is enough to affect the health of the child.
Through various studies have established that a pregnant woman who smokes is twice as passive chance that your baby is underweight at birth mother who has a pregnancy free of contaminants.
Moreover, there is evidence that conventional cigarette smoke can cause genetic alterations in children from passive smoking. Specifically, they have discovered mutations in a gene of T lymphocytes (defense cells) of these babies, which have been linked to the onset of leukemia or cancer of blood cells.