Becoming a mother makes you realize that you can do anything for your kids!
So, when it comes to our kid’s health, we make sure that we don’t take any chances.
And, one such mother is Chavvi Mittal. Recently, Chhavi reigned the headlines as she shared an amazingly valuable suggestion to all the expecting mothers regarding second-hand smoking or passive smoking.
The actress who is expecting her second baby shared an important message for the smokers.
As many to-be moms are exposed to second-hand smoke from friends and family members, it is important to know that these types of indirect contacts with cigarettes can also have detrimental effects on the health of a new mom and her baby.
Chavvi took to Instagram to express how smokers should understand their responsibilities of being a human being around a to-be mom:
“A few months back I did a blog about how pregnancy shows you who your true friends are.
Another thing pregnancy opens your eyes wide to are people who may not be your friends, but are really to be kept at kms worth of distance, not just during this time, but even otherwise!
These people are smokers, who are ignorant enough not just to smoke themselves and turn their pink lungs into black, but also to smoke in the presence of a pregnant mother!
I mean, really… Have you really not read/heard anything about smoking being bad for everyone especially the unborn who is getting these ill-effects for no fault of his/her and with zero control over the situation?
I have seen people light up in a closed room of people, in clubs, (it’s even illegal guys) , in homes… where I have have literally just gotten up and left the party coz there was nowhere to hide!
And I feel horrible for women who face this atrocity in their homes by the father of their own kids! They have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. And most of these people that I have witnessed are the so called “educated” variety.
Message to smokers: please stand up to your responsibilities as human beings towards other human beings who will be defining your future when you get helpless.. like they are right now” #nosmoking
Many people came forward to applaud this powerful message!
Some of the risks associated with being exposed to second-hand smoking include – miscarriage, low birth weight, early birth, learning or behavioral deficiencies in your child, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
SIDS is a disorder where an infant dies unexpectedly while they are sleeping.
As Chavvi mentioned, if you are a smoker, please be more responsible because your recreational smoke might be killing someone’s most precious and the dearest dream!