Pregnant women who quit smoking when they became pregnant or who still smoke are invited to what the American Lung Assn. bills as "The World's Biggest Baby Shower" at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the California Afro American Art Museum in Exposition Park.
The event, the third annual, attracts about 100 women each year, Lung Assn. spokeswoman Miriam Schneider said.
There will be fun and games--for prizes including cribs, strollers, car seats and other baby paraphernalia. And there will be a message. The event aims at helping to inspire pregnant smokers to quit by arming them with information about the endangerment to their babies--including a higher fetal death rate among smokers, low birth weight and long-term developmental problems in their children.