Tobacco smoke contributes to crib deaths


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  • Friday, 03 Jan 2003

PENANG: Babies whose mothers are exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy stand a higher risk of dying suddenly in their sleep, according to the National Clearing House for Tobacco Control (C-Tob), an organisation based at Universiti Sains Malaysia. 

Its co-ordinator Assoc Prof Dr Rahmat Awang said the cause had been linked to nicotine in smoke inhaled by the mothers. 

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