This morning I heard a short little blip on the news that said people who's mother smoked during pregnancy were 2 to 3 times more likely to be diabetic. If the father also smoked the risk increases. My mother started smoking at the age of 13. She did not stop or reduce her smoking while pregnant with me. I was born 7 weeks premature and weighed only 3.5 pounds at birth. My birth father was also a heavy smoker. Growing up, I was regularly enveloped in cigarette smoke in an enclosed environment. My grandparents were all smokers as well. Cigars, pipes, cigarettes, you name it, they smoked it. Was I doomed even before I was born? I tell my doctors that I was a second hand smoker for the first 20 years of my life. They do take note of that in my file. I wish I could find more info on this. Has anyone else heard this? I am curious to know how many of us had smokers for parents.
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