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Pregnant Mom's Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Harms Baby. (2012, September 19). Africa News Service. Retrieved from
Author: Africa News Service
Publication: AllAfrica Global Media, online news.
Summary: Newborns, who have had exposure to nicotine, whether in an active or passive way, show signs of being more affected in terms of their neuro-behavioral development. The results showed that children of passive smoking mothers have poor motor development and those of smoking mothers have less ability to regulate behavior and response in physiological, sensor, motor and attention terms Health professionals should encourage future mothers and their families to eliminate or reduce tobacco consumption," said Canals, who outlines the importance of informing mothers on the effects of involuntary exposure to cigarette smoke in order to prevent direct damage to the fetus and infant development. Smoking during pregnancy is one of the biggest causes of illness and death for both mother and infant. Studies show that between 11 percent and 30 percent of pregnant women smoke or are passively exposed to tobacco smoke.
Stance: Secondhand smoke affects your child’s life tremendously.
Use: It affects more than just you; you need to think about your child’s health.
Szabo, Liz. "'Sad data' on secondhand smoke, kids." USA Today 26 Nov. 2010: 08A. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Dec. 2014.
Author: Liz Szabo. Liz Szabo is a USA TODAY medical reporter covering cancer, heart disease, pediatrics, women's health, public/environmental health and infectious disease, including AIDS.
Publication: USA Today. A periodical that is viewed nationwide by millions of people.
Summary: In this article she expresses the deep concern as to the health risks that are imposed by secondhand smoke. She talks about the extremely high number that secondhand smoke sickens and kills more than 600,000 people worldwide. This number also includes the more than 165,000 children under the age of five that are affected. According to the new report, children are particularly vulnerable. About 40% are exposed to secondhand smoke, along with one-third of adults. Kids exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk of a variety of illnesses, such as asthma, pneumonia, ear infections and sudden infant death syndrome. There is also an extremely high death rate between women and children.
Stance: Enable a smoking ban to reduce the risk of secondhand smoke.
Use: To support my decision on a smoking ban. Rabin, Roni Caryn. "Should Your Neighbor Be Banned From Smoking?" New York Times 22 June 2010: D6(L). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Dec. 2014.
Author: Roni Caryn Rabin. Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism, Health Reporter for New York