NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking of a mother during pregnancy puts her children in danger of developing dementia and vision impairment, suggests a new Chinese study.
The study was conducted by researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and published their findings on Wednesday in the Acta Ophthalmologica magazine.
The wound is an optical defect that makes the eyes uneven so that each eye turns to another direction. An eye can focus forward while the other eye bends from the inside, outward, upward or downward.
This imbalance can also be felt in the eyes, and sometimes it disappears or sometimes disappears. This imbalance can be transmitted between the eyes.
Eyes also cause visual impairment, sometimes double vision and impaired vision, as well as "blurred" or "lazy eyes" that result from neglect of vision in an eye.
To investigate the relationship between maternal smoking and childhood injury, the team reviewed the results of 11 scientific studies conducted in this regard.
They found that maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with a 46 percent increase in the risk of neonatal death, one of the most common eye diseases in children.
Maternal smoking was associated with 10 cigarettes a day during pregnancy, an increase of 79 percent in the risk of developing a disease among their children, researchers said.
"Smoking a mother is a public health problem, especially in developing countries, and has a major impact on contraception," said Dr. Zukson Lo, Head of Research.
Previous studies have shown that women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have children with health problems, especially low birth weight, premature birth, maternal injuries and sudden childbirth syndrome.
She pointed out that smoking of mothers also affects the lung effectiveness of infants, which are the main causes of infant mortality, as well as its negative impact on physical growth and maturity in teenage years.
The World Health Organization reported in its latest report that tobacco kills nearly 6 million people in the Eastern Mediterranean each year, including more than 5 million former and present tobacco users and about 600 000 non-smokers exposed to used smoke. Smoking is one of the main causes of many chronic diseases, including cancer, lung disease, heart disease and blood vessels.