Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries: the need for social and cultural research.

@article{Nichter2010TobaccoUA,
  title={Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries: the need for social and cultural research.},
  author={Mimi Nichter and Lorraine Greaves and Michele H. Bloch and Michael Paglia and Isabel Cristina Scarinci and Jorge E. Tolosa and Thomas E. Novotny},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={465-77}
}
Tobacco use is a leading cause of death and of poor pregnancy outcome in many countries. While tobacco use is decreasing in many high-income countries, it is increasing in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where by the year 2030, 80% of deaths caused by tobacco use are expected to occur. In many LMICs, few women smoke tobacco, but strong evidence indicates this is changing; increased tobacco smoking by pregnant women will worsen pregnancy outcomes, especially in resource-poor… CONTINUE READING