Stress main cause of smoking after childbirth

10 septiembre 2015

Mothers who quit smoking in pregnancy are more likely to light up again after their baby is born if they feel stressed. Researchers studied more than 1,000 new mothers and found that the stress of caring for a newborn, sleepless nights, social pressure, and the idea that they no longer need to protect the baby — all contribute to relapse.They also found that women who felt they were being supported by a partner were less likely to start smoking again.