Monday, July 28, 2008
Pregnancy Motivates Many Women to Quit Smoking
USA Today: Pregnancy can motivate smokers to kick habit, by Liz Szabo:
Ashley Adams had no trouble quitting smoking during her pregnancy.
Morning sickness and dry heaves made her too nauseated to crave cigarettes. And seeing pictures of low-birth-weight babies at a health clinic made her determined to protect her child.
"Those pictures just broke my heart," says Adams, 22, of Shawnee, Okla., whose first child was born in 2006. "I said, 'I'm not going to put my kid through that.' "
Adams quit cold turkey, becoming part of the 45% of pregnant smokers who give up cigarettes.