Secondhand Smoke During Pregnancy Alters Children’s Behavior

Children exposed to secondhand smoke in the womb are more likely to have behavior problems when they’re five to six years old, reports a study from China. Kids with pre-birth exposures were twice as likely to have attention and aggression problems — together called “externalizing” behaviors — compared to non-exposed kids. Prebirth exposures are of particular concern because of the negative effects on the developing fetus.

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