news! ScarJo is preggers! Sure, she told Elle UK as recently as December 2012,
“I’m not having kids anytime soon,” but Scarlett Johansson and fiancé Romain Dauriac have a
little one on the way. Of course every guy and gal have the right to change his or her minds—as well as adjust lifestyles dramatically. Congratulations to the happy couple taking the plunge into parenthood and all that growing and raising a little one entails.
been three years since I last had a kid, but unless things have changed, ScarJo’s main squeeze needs a little lesson in Cigarettiquette. Study after study (including a recent study
which appeared in the journal Tobacco Control) proves that pregnant women who
don’t smoke but breathe in large amounts of secondhand smoke, have higher rates
of miscarriages, stillbirths and ectopic pregnancies than women who aren’t
subject to breathing in smoke while pregnant.
So what are the rules on cigarettes and pregnant ladies?
Don’t smoke if you’re pregnant, and don’t smoke around a pregnant
to the study in Tobacco Control, pregnant women exposed to high levels of
secondhand smoke have a 17 percent higher risk of miscarriage than women not exposed
to cigarette smoke.
Sure, not every baby born to a smoker is born with problems, but why risk it?
2. Pregnant women exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke have a 55 percent higher risk for stillbirth than women not exposed to cigarette smoke.
women exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke have a 61 percent higher risk of
ectopic pregnancy than women who aren’t exposed to secondhand smoke while
to Healthychildren.org, pregnant women who are exposed to large amounts of
secondhand smoke have babies who are also at higher risk for SIDS,
attention problems, learning disabilities in school and lower birth weight.
through the Internet, and there’s always somebody on some Web site confessing
that they never really quit smoking while pregnant. A real die-hard smoker
might even pull the, “No one can judge someone else’s choices, we all have to
do what’s best for ourselves and our family,” justification for smoking while
pregnant or for hanging out with smokers while pregnant. But if the research is
true, these people are terribly misguided. And in my opinion, terribly selfish.