It’s common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. Typically, anti-smoking public service announcements focus on the negative pulmonary and vascular effects of smoking.
However, recent research has implicated cigarette smoke in causing infertility.
Below is a list of effects that experts believe results from exposure to cigarette smoke:
- Damage to the cervix and fallopian tubes;
- DNA damage to eggs;
- Increase in miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies;
- Early menopause due to premature aging of the ovary;
- Maternal smoking may damage fetal ovaries.
Most experts believe that cessation of smoking can reverse these effects. Therefore, it’s never too late to quit!