Dr Nida Khan, Dr Iqra Zahra, Dr Ayesha Ihsan
Preterm birth can be categorized as medically indicated (when pregnancy is interrupted at preterm gestations for maternal or fetal indications) and spontaneous (onset of labor before or after membrane rupture at preterm gestations). The main objective of the study is find the passive smoking and nicotine levels of pregnancy outcomes in Pakistan. This cross sectional study was conducted in Rawalpindi medical College during 2019 to 2020. The data was collected from 100 pregnant females who visited the OPD of hospital. The data was collected through a questionnaire. This questionnaire include the demographic data of all the participants. The mean number of pregnancies was 1.91 ± 0.99 (range from 1 to 5). The mean parity was 1.77 ± 0.84 (range from 0 to 5). 14.2% (213) of women were SHS exposure during pregnancy and 85.8% (1287) were not. It is concluded that non-smoking pregnant women in Pakistan who lived with a smoking husband were highly exposed to SHS, especially from their husbands. In addition, non-smoking pregnant women have inadequate knowledge on the harms of SHS.