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Children and women in times of pregnancy are at greater risk than adults on the negative effects of smoke snuff. They are still developing physically, but their breathing rate is faster than that of adults. Children inhale and express from approximately 14 to 18 times per minute and the newborns can breathe up to 60 times per minute.
When the air is flawed by the cigarette smoke, the lungs in development of children receive a greater concentration of inhaled toxins; besides that young children have less control over their environment than adults and the whole house air is flawed.
It is important to note:
- ● Infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy tend to weigh less at birth than non-smoking mothers.