Why isn’t there such a warning on cigarette packages like there is against drinking alcohol while pregnant? Health authorities refuse to do this because, they claim, there is no proven cause and effect relationship between smoking and infant damage and death – only a statistical one. Sounds like the same feeble excuse that delayed the smoking-causes-cancer labeling.
I would like to see warnings such as: smoking kills babies or smoking retards infants on every cigarette pack. There are warnings on alcohol bottles that drinking during pregnancy could cause birth defects, yet the risk of SIDS is 3.4 times greater from smoking than from consuming alcohol while pregnant. I propose that enough evidence exists today to merit putting on each pack of cigarettes and on all tobacco ads a warning label such as: research has determined that smoking while pregnant or around infants may cause SIDS.