I used to work in labor and delivery. You can absolutely tell the difference between the placenta of a woman who smokes and a woman who does not. A non-smokers uterus is bright red and healthy looking. The smoker's placenta looks dried up and Yucky! Since the placenta is what nourishes the baby during pregnancy, I would say yes. Smoking could cause miscarriage although I have no real proof of that.
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Smoking during pregnancy causes low birth weight, which means your child will not be getting off to a very good start. It causes problems that can last for years. It could also cause your child to be born prematurely, which sets him up for years of breathing problems. And yes, smoking during pregnancy can cause a miscarriage. I hope that's not what you want for your baby.