Smoking during pregnancy is child abuse. Hats off to people trying to quit, but if you're still smoking heavily then shame on you.
In the olden days (50's/60's) where their weren't as many warnings fair enough. But nowdays I don't know how people are dumb enough to fall for the con jobs that big tobacco are pulling.
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17-07-2012 16:07 #61-
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17-07-2012 18:32 #62
I think it is awful, it's worse than putting a cigarette in a newborn's mouth.
I was able to quit straightaway both times I found out I was pregnant with not much difficulty. I appreciate it's harder for others but you owe it to your child to try. Excuses such as "my
mum smoked and I'm ok", smaller baby, too stressful to quit, etc are just mind boggling stupid and selfish.
I also know two friends (certainly not close friends) who drank, smoke and smoked weed all throughout their pregnancies. It's disgusting.
17-07-2012 18:34 #63
I quit the day I found out I was pregnant seeing others do it disgusts me.
it's completely selfish and it's just wrong especially when we all know the risks.
17-07-2012 18:38 #64
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17-07-2012 19:05 #67
Smoking when pg is not best case scenario, it's not healthy for the mother or the baby. But I always find it interesting that many mums that admonish smoking mothers admit themselves to drinking a few glasses of wine a week. Maybe it's my negative stance on alcohol and how insidious it is in our culture, but I would say that is equally as damaging as a couple of cigarettes a day.
Geez this place is so judgmental sometimes. As I say in these type of threads - yet she without sin cast the first stone....
17-07-2012 19:18 #68
I smoked while pregnant. I was a pack a day smoker down to a pack a week.
People that go cold turkey and quit as soon as they are utd... Fantastic! I really commend your efforts!
Comments like 'child abuse' etc, you don't know each persons circumstances. I am very proud of cutting down as much as i did based on my own circumstances. I had GD while pregnant, mentally i wasn't coping with the strict diet AND completely giving up the occasional cigarettes.
Am i proud of the fact i still smoked while pregnant? absolutely not! But i did what i did to manage my mental wellbeing. (selfish? Oh well..)
Judge away! (god knows i got enough of it while pregnant)
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17-07-2012 19:26 #69
It's the children who live with physical and mental impairments as a result of this type of behaviour for the rest of their lives.
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17-07-2012 19:43 #70
I don't really have a position on this as I just loathe and dispise tobacco companies and the government for making money off addiction. I really do wish it would just be banned. It's starting to stress me that my kids might one day start smoking. Although it does seem fewer and fewer people are doing it do maybe the tide is swinging. Most people I know who smoke hate the fact they do it. I'm sure there are pregnant women who smoke without regret or regard, but I'd say the vast majority of pregnant women who smoke feel immense guilt and don't need anyone else making them feel worse for it.
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