Are Lindsay and (Pregnant!) Nicole Still Smoking?!
Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie just can't seem to stop: Shopping? Driving without a valid license? Getting high?
None of the above. The correct answer: Smoking cigarettes. TMZ is reporting that Lindsay is puffing like a chimney all over LA, including after her Tango lessons a few days ago. Click HERE to read that little ditty.
Far worse, this morning Cindy Adams reports that Nicole was seen twice smoking at two different New York restaurants. Click HERE for the details. One time she lit up in front of her Baby Daddy Joel Madden!
Dude, she's gonna shrink (or worse) your spawn! Here's a cancer.org report on what smoking does to unborn babies. Make her read this. Please. You're that fetus's only hope, Obi Won Madden!
Pregnant women who smoke risk the health and lives of their unborn babies. Smoking during pregnancy is linked with a greater chance of miscarriage, premature delivery, stillbirth, infant death, low birth-weight, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Up to 5% of infant deaths would be prevented if pregnant women did not smoke.
When a pregnant woman smokes, she's smoking for two. The nicotine, carbon monoxide, and other harmful chemicals enter her bloodstream, pass directly into the baby's body, and keep it from getting vital nutrients and oxygen it needs for growth.
Breast-feeding is a good way to feed a new baby, but if the mother smokes it exposes the baby to nicotine and other poisons in the smoke through breast milk. Nicotine could cause many unwanted symptoms in the baby, such as restlessness, a rapid heartbeat, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Some research has also suggested that children whose mothers smoked while pregnant or who have been exposed to secondhand smoke, even in small amounts, may be slower learners in school. They may be shorter and smaller than children of non-smokers. They are also more likely to smoke when they get older.
Photo Credits: Lindsay - seen here sucking in the smoke last year- is reportedly still smoking. Let's hope Nicole - seen here smoking with Malcolm Ford, when she was most definitely not pregnant - has stopped, for her baby's sake.