If You Can’t Quit Smoking During Pregnancy, This Vitamin Can Help Your Baby

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Giving up your vices is no easy task during pregnancy, especially when they extend beyond overindulging in caffeine. Quitting smoking isn’t a topic we address too often, but it’s a real challenge for some of our users. So far, the only thing that has really done the trick, for better or worse,is a financial incentive. With that in mind, a new study started to examine what could help offset the harm of smoking to baby instead.

While researchers emphasize this is not an alternative to quitting, daily vitamin C supplements during pregnancy can help improve newborn lung function when mom’s a smoker. And by the time they’re a year old, babies whose moms took vitamin C demonstrate less wheezing.

To conduct the study, which…

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