Dads’ smoking linked with fetal heart problems

FILE PHOTO: A cigarette butt litters the street in Lyon, France, June 14, 2018. The French government wants to end the bane of discarded cigarette butts and will impose new regulations unless tobacco companies come up with proposals to reduce their number. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

(Reuters Health) – Unborn babies are at higher risk of heart defects not just when mothers smoke, but when fathers smoke, too, a new study suggests. “Fathers-to-be should quit smoking,” said study coauthor Dr Jiabi Qin, of Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, China. “Fathers are a large source of secondhand smoke […]

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