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Cleft Lip & Palate Linked to Smoking

September 24th, 2014

Researchers found smoking during pregnancy can cause cleft lip and palate.

Cleft lip and palate are physical birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. The 2014 Surgeon General’s report says 6% of babies born in the United States with orofacial cleft are caused by smoking during early pregnancy. Read the full article at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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