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Pregnant. Will going in smoking zone affect my health?

My girlfriend is around 4 weeks pregnant, we have had plans to go to Harrahs Casino and Cherokee for a few months now before this surprise. I have heard that it is a pretty smoky environment, though there is a nonsmoking section that is less smoky. We will only be there for 4 to 5 hours, should I not be worrying about this or is this something I should be concerned about?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
Yes, passive smoking and active smoking both adversely affect the growing fetus, particularly during early stages of pregnancy.
If you restrict yourself to the non smoking section, you still say that it is " less " smoky !!
I am sure you could plan an alternative trip, however all said and done 4 - 5 hours is not a big deal.
Wouldnt it be a better idea to be out in the open instead of a closed, smoky environment at this time ?
Make sure she has regular folic acid supplements.
take care.
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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