Tobacco chewing in pregnancy

Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1978 Oct;85(10):726-8.


The effects of tobacco chewing by pregnant women were investigated. When compared with those who did not do so, tobacco-chewing mothers had a greatly increased stillbirth rate, a low male : female infant sex ratio and a major reduction in birth weight which was due in large part to early delivery.

MeSH terms

  • Birth Weight
  • Female
  • Fetal Death / etiology
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • India
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Plants, Toxic*
  • Pregnancy*
  • Sex Ratio
  • Tobacco*