Exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and after birth is a known risk factor for SIDS.
Pregnant women who smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have infants who die from SIDS.
In addition, infants who are exposed to tobacco smoke after birth are at increased risk for SIDS.
Alcohol abuse during pregnancy can also increase the risk of SIDS. Pregnant women who drink alcohol are more likely to have infants who die from SIDS.
In addition, infants who are exposed to alcohol after birth, either through breastfeeding or through other means, may be at increased risk for SIDS.
It is important to note that the relationship between parental substance abuse and SIDS is complex and not fully understood.
Further research is needed to better understand this relationship and to identify strategies for reducing the risk of SIDS in infants of substance-abusing parents.
In the meantime, it is important for parents to abstain from substance abuse, particularly during pregnancy and while caring for an infant, to reduce the risk of SIDS and other negative outcomes for the child.
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