Tuesday, January 13, 2004

The Globe and MailSmoking continues to exact a deadly toll
100 babies die each year due to maternal smoking, new Health Canada data show
Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - Page A15
Globe and Mail
Almost 100 babies under the age of 1 die each year in Canada of smoking-related causes, according to new Health Canada data. he research, a detailed analysis of mortality attributable to tobacco use, reveals that smoking killed almost 48,000 Canadians in 1998 -- accounting for almost one in every four deaths. The report lists, in clinical detail, 22 adult and four pediatric diseases that are smoking-related, along with detailed mortality data. [Wouldn't it be interesting if Health Canada calculated the morality attributable to not breastfeeding...? - JC]