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Lola Rovati @Lolarovati

Today, May 31, World No Tobacco Day is celebrated, that's why since Babies and more we want to put our little grain of sand to raise awareness about the importance of pregnancy and childhood without smoke .

Smoking in pregnancy is related, among other things, to congenital defects in the heart, strabismus, cleft lip, low birth weight, and even gestational diabetes and risk of miscarriage. This makes him one of the great enemies of the pregnant woman. Even so, it is a very difficult habit to leave, the proof is that 80 of the pregnant women do not quit smoking.

But the effects of tobacco are not only limited to pregnancy, but in childhood it is also extremely harmful. Smoking affects half of the world's children and in Spain we do little to prevent it, it is the country where most parents smoke in front of their children.

Children are very susceptible to tobacco smoke and even as passive smokers receive toxic substances, making them more prone to suffer infections and respiratory diseases such as asthma.

Tobacco is a very serious health issue. Every time it is prohibited in more countries to smoke in public places, with what little by little it is managing to control. In any case, I believe that there is still a need to generate even more awareness at the household level. Parents, even from pregnancy, should be aware of the damage they cause in their children because of smoking.

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