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Smoking and the Impact on Fertility
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avenged89 posted:
Hi everyone! I am 24 years old and have been a smoker for almost fours years now. I started smoking about 3 months after my husband and I got married. I have heard and read that smoking can impact a woman's fertility. This may be a dumb question but is it smoking in general that can impact fertility or is it according to how much you smoke? I smoke maybe half a pack a day. Yes I realize that smoking is bad for your health overall but how badly does it affect fertility?
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georgiagail responded:
It's unlikely that your tobacco habits will have any impact on your fertility. At half a pack a day you'd be considered a fairly light tobacco user.

Heck; when I worked in public health I had a 3 pack a day woman who was pregnant; her husband smoked 2-3 packs a day also. We often wondered how they managed to find each other in bed with all the smoke in the bedroom.

Gail


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