Absolutely! Although many people say that smoking calms them down or reduces their stress level, it actually does the opposite. Smoking makes your heart rate and blood pressure go up. These are also symptoms of stress, which aren’t good for you or your baby.
Every time you smoke, the oxygen in your blood is replaced by carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas). This means that both you and your baby aren’t getting the healthy amount of oxygen your body and your baby’s body needs.
Current as of: September 5, 2019
Author: Tobacco Reduction Program, Alberta Health Services
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