The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Presents the Following Video

Smoking while you’re pregnant can cause serious health problems for you and your baby. In this TV ad for CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Amanda talks about the time her baby spent in a hospital incubator.

Amanda had tried to quit smoking, but she was unable to overcome her addiction to cigarettes.  Her baby was born 2 months early, weighing only 3 pounds.

CDC Vital Signs

  • 46.6M About 1 in 5 adults smoke.
  • 40%: 4 out of 10 nonsmokers (88 million people) are exposed to secondhand smoke.
  • 54%: More than 1 out of 2 kids (aged 3–11 years) are exposed to secondhand smoke.