Daughters of Mother's Who Smoke: Are They More Likely to Smoke During Their Own Pregnancies?

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This research review analyzes a recent study from the Addiction Smoking Health Education Service focusing on the intergenerational role of mothers’ smoking during pregnancy and the risk of their daughters’ smoking in their own pregnancies. Evidence suggests that daughters of mothers who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to smoke during their own pregnancies, regardless of other lifestyle factors. The identification of this risk factor is a key step to identifying patients at risk of smoking during pregnancy and intervening in the cycle of intergenerational smoking.


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