That does not mean its ok to smoke when pregnant. That does mean I can give myself a round of applause because I 'only' did minimal damage. That was just the fact of my pregnancy. Thats it. Doesnt link AT ALL to any other womans pregnancy.
As far as controlled crying goes, I'd say similar to a Mum that was feeling upset about using CC with her child. ie, it's not optimal but life isn't black and white and sometimes we just have to do the best we can at the time.
Once again, we are not arguing the merits or risks of smoking (at least I'm not!). We're arguing whether a public figure can be vilified for doing it.
CC isn't my cup of tea, and if I entered a debate thread here I'd be arguing against it. But if we were discussing a celebrity who used it I would defend their right to choose.
I think we all know smoking is unhealthy, pregnant or not.
At the end of the day, I think Chrissie has made a. Big effort to cut down, and that's great, but it's really none of our business! Her body, her choice. The media should back the hell off.
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