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Nick and Vanessa Lachey Expecting a Baby [People]
"Tobacco smoke exposure during the third trimester seems to affect the development of the immune system in the offspring, which in turn facilitates development of eczema after birth. This also raises questions of whether or not tobacco smoke exposure may affect the innate immune responses of the skin."The preliminary findings suggest some astonishing concepts - the third trimester could be the point at which the immune system of the skin is determined and that chemicals found in second-hand smoke could directly affect the development of the skin. Pregnant women should generally avoid cigarette smoke, but avoiding second hand smoke in the third trimester might be easier to manage for women who live with heavy smokers.