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Years of potential life lost refers to the number of years left to live at death below life expectancy. According to the data presented, certain habits and preventative measures can be targeted in health promotion programs.
Maternal smoking can cause harm to an infant in many ways. There is an increased risk for SIDS, and babies are more likely to have a low birth rate which can lead to health complications later in life. If women were to stop smoking during pregnancy, the infant mortality rate would drop significantly.