Prenatal smoking linked to hearing loss

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Throw away those cigarettes, pregnant moms! As if there aren’t tons of other reasons that smoking while pregnant is bad for your unborn child, now a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association for Otolaryngology found that kids whose moms smoked while they were pregnant were three times more likely to have mild hearing loss than their peers whose moms didn’t smoke. Read the article from USA Today here. It’s hard enough getting kids to listen, parents–don’t make it worse!