Thinking about starting a family?
Want a healthy and happy baby?
If you're ready for a baby, avoid smoking before, during and after birth, here is why:
Fathers: Your sperm may be at risk to DNA damage if you smoke cigarettes
Mothers: You're carrying precious cargo so it's important to live in a healthy environment
Research shows there is a combined increased risk of childhood leukemia when fathers and mothers smoke, or expose their children to second-hand smoke
Spend money on crayons instead of cigarettes
If you can't quit for you, quit for your future child
Their future is in your hands
For free medical support: www.albertaquits.ca
Cheng et al. Parental Smoking and the Risk of Childhood Leukemia. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2006. 163(12)1091-1100