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Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs

The cost of using Alcohol, Tobacco or drugs is high for both you and your family

Drinking Alcohol
(beer, wine, wine cooler, liquor, mixed drinks, etc.)

Can Cause:

  • your baby to be born too small, be developmentally delayed, and more likely to be sick
  • your children to be neglected, abused and feel less loved
  • your health to be harmed in many ways (you could develop cancer or liver disease)

Using Tobacco
(breathing in second-hand; smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes; chewing tobacco)

Can Cause:

  • you to have a miscarriage or stillbirth when pregnant
  • your baby to be born early, too small or more likely to be sick
  • your children to have more colds, coughs, and ear infections
  • you and your family to be more likely to develop cancer, heart and lung disease, or stroke

Using Drugs
(over-the-counter and street drugs)
Note: If you are pregnant, check with your doctor before using any over-the-counter drugs.

Can Cause:

  • you to have a miscarriage when pregnant
  • your baby to be born early, too small, shaky, hard to take care of , with birth defects, or too sick to live
  • your children to be neglected, abused, and feel less loved
  • harm to your health in many ways (even with short-term use)

Content taken with permission from the following informational pamphlet:
Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs| DHEC, Women, Infants and Children