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This Ad Illustrates the Dangers Associated with Smoking During Pregnancy

By: Jonathon Brown - Published: Dec 17, 2012 • References: healthvermont.gov and ibelieveinadv
This advertisement from the Vermont Department of Health warns of the dangers associated with smoking during pregnancy.

Although it's been a long road to public awareness of the dangers of smoking during pregnancy (and in general), the evidence against it has been clearly laid out time and again. It is now common knowledge that smoking during pregnancy is a no-no for expecting mothers.

This advertisement does a great job at communicating this message with a simple, stirring visual and six words: "When you smoke, your baby smokes."

Smoking during pregnancy causes less oxygen to get to the baby inside the mother's womb. Of course, oxygen is essential to a baby's growth. Smoking during pregnancy exposes babies to chemicals like nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar.