Prenatal and maternal smoking has significant detrimental effects on children's health.  Prenatal smoking accounts for one in five low birth weight babies and is the most important modifiable risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes. Even for women who quit smoking during pregnancy, postnatal smoking doubles the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and is a major risk factor for respiratory illness, middle ear problems, and asthma in children.

Below are some resources, handouts and studies conducted on prenatal smoking:

Children and Secondhand Smoke Report

Preventing Smoking During Pregnancy Handout

Women and Tobacco Handout