For a newborn, every ounce of weight matters. If you smoke or vape during pregnancy, it can prevent your baby from reaching a healthy weight. Weighing less than five pounds, eight ounces at birth can cause a lifetime of health complications, according to March of Dimes.

A low birth weight baby may have problems breathing, gaining weight, or fighting off infections, and that’s just the beginning. Later in life, they’re also more likely to have learning and developmental disabilities and health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Low birth weight could mean a lifetime of challenges for both mom and baby. Spend time at home and not in a newborn intensive care unit. Quit smoking today with our help.