Smoking During Pregnancy Linked To Behavior Problems In Kids

According to a UK study, Pregnant women who smoke risk their kids having behavior problems who can’t pay attention.

Although previous studies have shown the risks for school aged children, this is the first time a link has been shown between smoking during pregnancy and behavior problems for kids as young as 3.

Dr. Kate E. Pickett, of the University of York, Hull-York Medical School and colleagues looked for link between smoking during pregnancy and behavior problems in more than 13,000 3-year kids in UK Millenium Cohort Study.smoking during pregnancy

The study gathered wide range of information including economic status of family, parents’ education level, ethnicity, marital status of parents, financial problems and maternal smoking, drinking or usage of drugs.

Source: Reuters


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