Quoting Nymphadora:" But if CPS can take your child for marijuana, shouldn't they do the same for tobacco since about the ... [snip!] ... aren't sure what the chemicals in tobacco will do the fetus and the same with marijuana. How is one worse than the other?"
I think the only reason they do with marijuana is because it is an illegal substance. PLUS, it is mind altering. It is unknown to what degree the baby feels the "high" or what lasting effects it can have on the baby but, tobacco isn't a mind altering substance. It doesn't get you "high" so to speak. Also, marijuana isn't a controlled substance so, one never knows what it was laced with if it was. I am also assuming that they are going with the theory that if the mother smoked pot during pregnancy, she likely was doing other things. Not that all mothers fit that category BUT, plenty do.
Here is how I view pregnancy, if you can't give up your vices and dirty little habits long enough to give your baby a fair fresh and healthy start in the world, you have no business having a baby. Being pregnant is the first test of parenthood. It is a test of your selflessness and your willness to put another ahead of you. I also get pissed when I see parents smoking with kids in the car, in their home or sitting right next to them even outdoors. I think they should have the decision later if they want to polute their lungs. I lothe the parent who gets wasted all the time as well.
I am full of opinions tonight. I should go to bed. lol