If you smoke, it is likely to take you longer to get pregnant than a non-smoker. Most couples who have regular, unprotected sex every days will get pregnant within a year. But for smokers, the chance of getting pregnant are cut by almost half each month. Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb. If you give up smoking now, your chances of getting pregnant faster will increase. If you have not become pregnant after 12 months of trying, this is described as infertility. Women who smoke are twice as likely to be infertile as non-smokers.
Background: During adolescence, people tend to begin drinking alcohol and become involved in the culture that surrounds it. Aim: To compare the influence of peer relationships among females in mixed-sex schools versus single-sex schools on cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in four schools. The information was collected by means of a questionnaire.
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