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UK Study Finds Smoking Increases SIDS Risk

A study in Wales, UK links smoking to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The study, which examined 45 infant deaths, found that 25 babies lived in smoking homes.

The results of this study are consistent with findings in Baltimore where babies exposed to tobacco smoke are are five times more likely to die from SIDS. The role of smoking in these tragedies highlights the importance of maintaining a smoke-free home. 

If you live with young children or are pregnant and smoke, you can get help quitting. To learn more about the UK study findings, visit the BBC’s website

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