Smoking Prevalence Among Women of Reproductive Age -- United States, 2006

August 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/8/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 31, p849
The article reports that cigarette smoking has continued to be the primary cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Adverse pregnancy outcomes and adverse health consequences for themselves are among the risks faced by women of reproductive age who smoke. As a consequence, children are exposed to second-hand smoke and have increased likelihood of becoming smokers. Data from the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System have been by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to analyze state-specific prevalence of smoking.


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