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Shiwani
February 11, 2015

Can a pregnant woman chew tobacco?

Will it be a problem if I chew tobacco? I am 4 months pregnant.

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  • Ms. Nutan Pandit  / February 11, 2015
    Answered by Ms. Nutan Pandit

    It is best not to chew tobacco in pregnancy at all. Nicotine, a drug present in tobacco gets secreted in the breast milk, saliva and urine. Tobacco consumption in pregnancy is associated with an increased loss of male foetuses, low birth weight of the ...  more

    It is best not to chew tobacco in pregnancy at all. Nicotine, a drug present in tobacco gets secreted in the breast milk, saliva and urine. Tobacco consumption in pregnancy is associated with an increased loss of male foetuses, low birth weight of the baby and an increased risk of stillbirths. Tobacco is also known to cause cancer in healthy human beings, so it is to be generally avoided.

     

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