An animal model of cigarette smoke-induced in utero growth retardation.

@article{Esposito2008AnAM,
  title={An animal model of cigarette smoke-induced in utero growth retardation.},
  author={Emily R Esposito and Kristin H Horn and Robert M. Greene and M. Michele Pisano},
  journal={Toxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={246 2-3},
  pages={193-202}
}
Maternal/fetal genetic constitution and environmental factors are vital to delivery of a healthy baby. In the United States (US), a low birth weight (LBW) baby is born every minute and a half. LBW, defined as weighing less than 5.5 lbs at birth, affects nearly 1 in 12 infants born in the US with resultant costs for the nation of more than 15 billion dollars annually. Infant birth weight is the single most important factor affecting neonatal mortality. Various environmental and genetic risk… CONTINUE READING