Prenatal smoking linked to behavioral problems in children

07/24/2013 | Reuters

Children born to mothers who smoked 10 or more cigarettes each day while pregnant had more conduct problems at 4 years to 10 years of age compared with peers whose mothers did not smoke, according to an analysis in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers noted that the impact of prenatal smoking on children's behavior was similar for those who were raised by adoptive mothers.

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