A Rutgers analysis of infants born to non-Hispanic Black and white mothers in the United States found infants exposed to maternal smoking throughout pregnancy were more than five times as likely as infants of never-smokers to suffer a sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). While a smaller percentage of Black than white mothers reported smoking, the risk of SUID rose as the duration of smoking increased for infants of both groups. The highest risk levels were found when smoking continued throughout pregnancy. To read the full story.