Washington: Cigarette smoke damages DNA in the reproductive cells of fathers and these changes are inherited by the offspring, a new study has found.In the new study, scientists have shown for the first time that that men who smoke before conception can damage the genetic information of their offspring.These inherited changes in DNA could possibly render an offspring in the womb susceptible to later disease such as cancer.This provides evidence showing why men should be urged to stop smoking before trying to conceive in the same way women have been urged to quit.Interestingly, a fertile sperm cell takes about three months to fully develop, therefore men would ultimately need to quit smoking long before conception to avoid causing genetic problems.
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