Smoking In Pregnancy Tied To Kids’ Conduct Problems

Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn’t light up, says a new analysis.

“The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the frequency of smoking in pregnancy is correlated with developmental outcomes after (children) are born,” said Gordon Harold, the study’s senior author from the University of Leicester in the UK.

Previous research has tied smoking cigarettes during pregnancy to behavior problems among children later on, but those studies couldn’t rule out the influence of other factors, such as genetics or parenting techniques, researchers said.

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