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Smoking Statistics and Facts:
Smoking during Pregnancy:
BMJ — Results published in the British Medical Journal from studies of over 3000 children by:
The Medical Research Council team in Britain, led by Dr Richard Marcus, and
The New York Academy of Medicine, a research team of scientists led by Thomas Matte.
MR — Study by The US Govt. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Mental Retardation
D — A study in The British Medical Journal, authored by Scott Montgomery, principal research fellow at Enheten for Klinisk Epidemiologi in Stockholm, Sweden.
The experts studied data from approximately 17,000 British births back as far as March 1958. For each child studied, midwives recorded whether or not the mother smoked after the fourth month of pregnancy.
Picture of group of coughing, puffing smokers, courtesy of www.Tobaccofree.org
Pictures of famous people who have died due to smoking, courtesy of www.roswell.tobaccodocuments.org