Smokeless tobacco increases risk of stillbirth, study finds

09/19/2010 | Reuters

A Swedish study found that women who used "snus" -- a smokeless type of tobacco used as an alternative to cigarettes -- were 60% more likely than nontobacco users to suffer a stillbirth. Light smokers had a 40% increased risk of stillbirth and heavy smokers had a doubled risk compared with women who did not use tobacco, the study found.

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