• There is a huge list of causes for premature birth. Smoking is barely on the list.
  • It would be wierd if it were, eh?! Then it could be a "leading cause" of both premature birth *and* 'premature' death! ;-)
  • I am sure alot will say yes, but I think everything is gets blamed on smoking. Just what I think.
    • Linda Joy
      You're a smoker, aren't you?
  • It is one of the causes.
  • Hard to say, I never was aware of anyone who smoked before they were born, but I could see obvious reasons why doing so might induce their mother into premature labour.
  • Not according to WHO: "Causes include multiple pregnancies, infections and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure; however, often no cause is identified. There could also be a genetic influence.May 10, 2023 Preterm birth - World Health Organization (WHO)"

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