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Smoking damages fertility

It’s common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. Typically, anti-smoking public service announcements focus on the negative pulmonary and vascular effects of smoking.

However, recent research has implicated cigarette smoke in causing infertility.

Below is a list of effects that experts believe results from exposure to cigarette smoke:

Damage to the cervix and fallopian tubes;
DNA damage to eggs;
Increase in miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies;
Early menopause due to premature aging of the ovary;
Maternal smoking may damage fetal ovaries.

Most experts believe that cessation of smoking can reverse these effects. Therefore, it’s never too late to quit!

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