Celebrities Caught Smoking During Pregnancy

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Oh no she did not!

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak — who recently announced she’s expecting her fifth child — was spotted smoking a cigarette over the Memorial Day long weekend.

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Yup, while rocking a white bikini on the beaches of Destin, Florida, the reality star proudly bared her growing baby bump while puffing on a smoke.

Huh?

And this isn’t the first time the Don’t Be Tardy star, 35, has been seen smoking during one of her five pregnancies. In 2012, Celebrity Baby Scoop posted shots of the Bravo star enjoying a cigarette during her third pregnancy.

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I hate to judge people, but come on Kim!!! Surely you have the resources to get some help for your nicotine addiction?!? After all, this is your fifth pregnancy, and one would think you’ve reached out for help by now.

Our friends at March of Babies outline the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy.

Smoking is harmful to you, the expectant mother, it’s also harmful to your growing baby. When you smoke during pregnancy, your baby is exposed to dangerous chemicals such as nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar which lessen the amount of oxygen that your baby gets. Oxygen is very important for helping your baby grow. And not to mention, smoking can also damage your baby’s lungs.

Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have:

Babies born to women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to be born:

And not to just point the finger at Kim, Rebecca Gayheart - who is married to Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane – was also spotted smoking during her pregnancy with her now 3-year-old daughter Billie.

Exclusive - Rebecca Gayheart Shops and Smokes

Also in 2011, we spotted former Mr. Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, smoking a cigarette while his expectant girlfriend – who was pregnant with his fifth child – sat nearby inhaling the harmful second-hand smoke.

**EXCLUSIVE** Kevin Federline smokes a cigarette next to his pregnant girlfriend Victoria Prince after eating lunch at BJ's restaurant

Again, I hate to judge pregnant women, but smoking during pregnancy seems inexcusable. I have gone through three pregnancies and made some unhealthy food choices (e.g. fast food, too much sugar, pop instead of water).

And while I stayed off the booze altogether, I think the occasional glass of wine is okay. But smoking during pregnancy really gets my blood boiling.

But for wealthy celebrities – who have loads of money and the best addiction treatment facilities at their fingertips – smoking during pregnancy seems outrageous to me.

Knowing the harmful effects to the unborn baby makes their choice really difficult to watch.

What do you think? Does this make your blood boil as well?

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  1. Jessica

    I would hardly call any of these people celebrities

  2. That is just disgusting. Why would you smoke knowing all of the risks.

  3. Katie

    It’s very easy to point a finger at a glass house.
    Some heavy smoking expectant moms are told to not quit smoking because it will cause stress to the baby.

  4. Some History

    We’re in the midst of an[other] antismoking crusade. Have you ever stopped to think how much of the “information” the public is fed is actually accurate?

    Look at the Godber Blueprint, the framework for the current crusade.
    “Donovan’s most interesting remarks related to smoking and pregnancy. He admitted that he couldn’t explain how or why smoking harmed the fetus but suggested that, instead of worrying about such fine points, women be told that all unborn children of smoking women will be hurt. Donovan urged every participant to go back to their countries and publish estimates of the lethality of smoking and pregnancy based on the number of pregnant smokers. He urged this as an effective method to get women to stop smoking. 1979 (p.14)”

    • Some History

      This is the sort of inflammatory trash that has been fed to the public for the last 30 years. Facts don’t matter. All that matters to antismoking fanatics/zealots/extremists is what needs to be said repeatedly to terrorize women into antismoking conformity.

  5. Some History

    “Our friends at March of Babies outline the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy.”

    The March of Dimes simply parrots the propaganda. It even has a category of “harm” for the most recent invention of antismoking extremists – “thirdhand smoke”. There are no studies indicating any harm. Yet that doesn’t stop the pronouncement that “New research shows that thirdhand smoke is another health hazard.” It’s inflammatory, agenda-driven trash.

  6. Some History

    “But smoking during pregnancy really gets my blood boiling.”

    Sorry, but all you’re demonstrating is that you’ve been successfully brainwashed. That’s what inflammatory propaganda is intended to do – to evoke strong judgmental emotion. The problem is that it’s not based on fact.

  7. Some History

    This from the early-1900s in America. Bear in mind that the highly inflammatory claims were false, baseless:

    Early in the 1900’s it was some church groups (e.g., Methodist Episcopal Church’s Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals) that considered nicotine as a “killer of babies.” The “controversy” was picked up by the New York Times in two stories. In one story it was claimed that 40 babies from a New York maternity hospital “suffered from tobacco heart caused by the cigaret smoking of their mothers.” In the other it was claimed that “sixty percent of all babies born of cigaret-smoking mothers die before they reach the age of two, due primarily to nicotine poisoning.” (quoted in Oaks, 2001, p.53; Journal of the American Medical Association, 1929, p.123) The American Tobacco Trust was viewed by the church board as “conscienceless baby-killers” that by promoting cigarettes to women were directing a “lying murderous campaign.”

  8. Some History

    Antismoking is not new. It has a long, sordid, 400+ year history, much of it predating even the semblance of a scientific basis or the more recent concoction of secondhand smoke “danger”. Antismoking crusades typically run on inflammatory propaganda, i.e., lies, in order to get law-makers to institute bans. The current antismoking rhetoric has all been heard before. All it produces is irrational fear and hatred, discord, enmity, animosity, social division, and bigotry. It’s unfortunate that Americans in particular are clueless as to even their own recent history. One of the two major antismoking (and anti-alcohol, dietary prescriptions/proscriptions, physical exercise) crusades early last century was in America. [The other crusade was in Nazi Germany and the two crusades were intimately connected by physician-led eugenics]. The USA has been down this twisted, divisive path before. Consider the following. The bulk of claims made about smoking/tobacco were erroneous, baseless, but highly inflammatory. Unfortunately, the propaganda did its destructive job in the short term, producing mass hysteria or a bigotry bandwagon. When supported by the State, zealots seriously mess with people’s minds on a mass scale.
    link to americanheritage.com
    link to community.seattletimes.nwsource.com
    link to velvetgloveironfist.com
    link to historylink.org
    link to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

  9. Some History

    The current antismoking crusade is much like previous crusades. It is a moralizing, social-engineering, eradication/prohibition crusade decided upon in the 1970s by a small, self-installed clique of [medically-oriented] fanatics operating under the auspices of the World Health Organization (see the Godber Blueprint http://www.rampant-antismoking.com ). This little, unelected group decided for everyone that tobacco-use should be eradicated from the world. These fanatics were speaking of secondhand smoke “danger” years before the first study on SHS, together with advocating indoor and OUTDOOR smoking bans: Secondhand smoke “danger” is a concoction to advance the social-engineering agenda, i.e., inflammatory propaganda. The zealots’ goal this time is not to ban the sale of tobacco but to ban smoking in essentially all the places that people smoke. Up until recently the social-engineering intent has been masqueraded as protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke “danger”. But even this fraud is no longer viable in that bans are now being instituted for large outdoor areas such as parks, beaches, campuses.

  10. Some History

    Thank you for publishing the comments. Here’s another example of what antismoking extremism produces with the constant play on fear and hate.

    A Washington state man has been arrested on allegations that he pointed a handgun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette.
    Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young says 24-year-old Justin Dain Palmer reportedly stopped his pickup truck Wednesday to shout at a smoker on a sidewalk, “Who the heck smokes when they’re pregnant?” The woman replied, “I do.”
    Police stopped Palmer a short time later. Young says Palmer acknowledged confronting the woman but denied pulling a gun. Police say they found two semiautomatic .45-caliber handguns in his pickup’s center console.
    Young says Palmer was arrested for investigation of pointing a gun.

    link to huffingtonpost.com

    The risks of smoking during pregnancy have been blown out of all proportion. Yet this driver, “educated” by 30 years of antismoking fanaticism, was under the deranged belief that the risk of smoking a cigarette while pregnant was way larger that a stranger pulling a gun on a pregnant woman in a street encounter particularly focused on her smoking, and that it was his business to “set her right”.

  11. Natasha

    OMG! Please don’t say it’s OK to drink during pregnancy… Even if you think so, please don’t right it on the internet.

    Drinking during pregnancy can leave children with impaired IQ and low birth weight, leading to severe learning difficulties and addiction problems in adulthood, previous studies have shown.

    That said, 70% of the babies that die before they become 5 months have nicotine in their ventricle! So smoking isn’t really a good thing either…

    /Natasha from Sweden. =)

  12. lili

    “And while I stayed off the booze altogether, I think the occasional glass of wine is okay.” (YOUR SUCH A HYPOCRITE)
    Drinking and smoking are BOTH not okay.. you idiot. Stop judging first look at yourself.

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