Wow I am shocked!! Babies are born smaller because every time their mother has a ciggarette their oxygen supply is greatly reduced leading to underdevelopment of all their organs including their brain. I can't believe that people still use this as an excuse.
I understand that babies can come along at very inconvenient moments and some mothers are battling severe life stresses coupled with drug and alcoholism and most will do their best to combat these for the sake of their child. But what about the very normal healthy women who are addicted to ciggarettes who refuse to quit? Is it really just lack of education? Or is it not real enough to them while their pregnant?
I think those that continue to smoke while pregnant should be taken to their local children's hospital and shown what could happen.