Smoking & Conception


Smoking and ConceptionSmoking sometimes hurts people hoping to become parents. It reduces a women’s chance of getting pregnant. Chemicals in smoke interfere with the functioning of the tubes that eggs travel through to reach the womb. This often leads to decreased fertility or pregnancy complications.

According to a report of the Surgeon General researchers have also found that smoking might damage the DNA in men’s sperm. This DNA damage might decrease fertility, may cause birth defects, or lead to miscarriage.

For more information on how tobacco smoke causes disease go to www.surgeongeneral.gov or www.cdc.gov/tobacco.

For help with smoking cessation, @ no cost to you, contact The Missouri Tobacco Quitline @ 1-800-QUIT- NOW and Diana (573-883-7411) @ Ste. Genevieve County Health Department.