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When pregnant or nursing, women are advised to refrain from smoking, or smoke as little as possible. Doctors are unsure of the exact effect that nicotine might have on a developing baby, but the chemical has been linked to premature birth, low birth weight, breathing difficulties after birth, and a host of potential behavioral problems as the child grows. During breastfeeding, it does appear that nicotine transfers to the baby through breastmilk, meaning that nicotine exposure continues after birth. [...]