For the reason that it is not only men who adapts the habit of smoking cigarettes, the bad effects of smoking does not exempt women too. There are also remarkable damages that cigarette smoking brings about to the health of women and their offspring. Women who smoke are likely to experience difficulty and delay in conceiving and infertility. It is also believed that dysmenorrhea is suffered in a harder way by women who smoke than those who do not.


Correspondingly, women who smoke get to menopause early. They are also at risk of premature rupture of membranes, placenta previa, abruption placentae and premature delivery when they get pregnant. Pregnant women who do not quit smoking will likely to deliver babies that are underweight by roughly 250g lower or relatively small for gestational age than the normal weight of newborn babies borne from non-smoker mothers. Stillbirths and neonatal deaths are also at higher risk. In addition, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is also greater among women children of pregnant smokers. Also, breastfeeding does not last long, produce less milk or does not develop at all for women who smoke during pregnancy.

Women who smoke like men also suffer in cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart diseases, stroke and hemorrhage. They are also prone to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia. Moreover, women who smoke cannot escape the threat of cancer particularly lung cancer. They are also at risk of cancers of the pharynx, larynx, bladder, pharynx, larynx, bladder, kidney and cervix.

Smoking also affects people around you especially your family through secondhand smoking. Children of mothers who smoke are likely to get sick often. They are at risk for pneumonia and bronchitis even if they do not smoke. Secondhand smoking also initiates asthma attacks. Kids who have not been diagnosed with asthma are more likely to acquire the disease and children with acute asthma are likely to suffer worsen conditions. They are also prone to infections in the ears. Children with parents who smoke are to suffer respiratory failure symptoms and slow lung growth.


Smoking does not only affect the smoker. It can also cause death to people around. If all the negative effects to one’s self does not fear and convinced the smoker to quit smoking, then the dangers of smoking to the health of loved ones should be of important matter to them, most especially to women who are mothers and wife to nonsmokers who get to be affected with the vice.