Now this is scary – Australian health officials are worried about the new trend among pregnant young women.
They’re taking up smoking.
They’re hoping to keep their babies’ weight low and make childbirth less painful.
How did they get the idea?
In a study, they say they got it from the health warnings on the side of the package that warn ‘smoking while pregnant can reduce the weight of your baby’.
Australian health officials are now considering removing that warning.
That’s not a concern in Canada – our cigarette packs contain the warning that “Smoking can harm an unborn baby.”