Amanda knew smoking was bad during pregnancy, but she didn't really believe it could hurt her or her baby. Amanda's baby was born 2 months early. In these commercials and videos, Amanda tells her story.
Amanda tried hard to quit smoking while she was pregnant, but she was unable to overcome her addiction to cigarettes. In this TV ad, Amanda talks about the weeks that her baby girl spent in a hospital incubator, after she was born 2 months early.
Amanda grew up in a family of smokers and picked up her first cigarette in the 5th grade. In college, when she learned she was pregnant, she tried to quit but couldn't beat the addiction. In this video, Amanda talks about being rushed to the hospital, where her baby was born 2 months early, at just 3 pounds.
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