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Researchers have found that daughters of women who smoked cigarettes while they were pregnant are four times more likely to begin smoking during adolescence and to continue smoking than daughters of women who did not smoke during pregnancy.

Source:  Kandel, D., Wu, P., and Davies, M. (1994) Maternal smoking during pregnancy and smoking by adolescent daughters. American Journal of Public Health 84(9):1407-1413. (Reported in NIDA Notes, Vol. 10, No. 5, 1995.)


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In general, a regular smoker will have nicotine or its metabolite (cotinine) present in the body for about 3 to 4 days.
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