Smoking and miscarriage: more evidence of the link

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ACSH’s comprehensive assessment, Cigarettes: What the Warning Label Doesn’t Tell You, offered data showing that smoking increases infertility and rates of miscarriage among women. That book was first published in 1996. Recently, a study of 1,300 Japanese women reported in Human Reproduction confirmed and expanded upon our earlier analysis. The Japanese researchers found that women who smoked at least one pack or more each day during pregnancy had twice the rate of miscarriage of women who did not smoke.

Pointing to ACSH’s previous publications, ACSH's Dr. Gilbert Ross says, “We’ve known this for some time. But these are striking findings and worth emphasizing nonetheless as yet one more reason not to smoke.”