Chrissie Swan Admits To Smoking When She Is Pregnant
Chrisse Swan has admitted this morning on her breakfast radio program that she has been smoking whilst pregnant. I have to admit I was shocked by this and mildly condemning and then I thought about it.
These days smoking whilst pregnant is considered the equivalent of mainlining arsenic, and it is not ideal for the growing fetus but how many people do you know whose parent smoked and drank through their pregnancies back in the day?
As a person reformed of many vices I must say I never inhaled whilst pregnant nor craved it, however probably made up for it in sugar intake which probably did as much harm as smoking.
The confession occurred because a pap took a photo of her in the act, obviously she was humiliated as no one knew she was having a cheeky one. She also said in her 20’s she had been a heavy smoker, how the hell did she keep it together being trapped in the Big Brother house!
It will be interesting to see how this news goes down with her mum/female fan base. Personally I don’t care, most of us have vices.
The Daily Telegraph which also has her on air confession on there says:
AUSTRALIAN TV’s “everywoman” Chrissie Swan has cried through confessing she has been caught out smoking during her third pregnancy.
The former Circle favourite and Mix FM presenter used a segment called ‘Is It Just Me’ to tell her Melbourne radio audience this morning she had “struggled terribly with totally giving up cigarettes since I found out I was pregnant.”
Swan said: “Up until about six years ago I was what you call a full-time smoker. I really gave it a nudge in my 20s, as a lot of us did.
“Then I met ‘the Chippie’ (husband Chris) who has never smoked and I cut back a lot. Jamie (co-host), you knew me then…then I got pregnant with Leo and I quit completely for a couple of years, which was fantastic.
“Now sadly, I picked it up about a year ago and I was what I would call a ‘not really smoker’. I never smoked at home and I never smoked around my family. I’d just sneak a few here and there and I know I’m not alone in this.
“Mainly I would do it in the car, in fact, I would only do it in the car when I was certain that I was alone.”
Imagine having to confess this to your husband it would have been a tough conversation.