Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy associated with increased risk of ADHD among children, review finds

Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy associated with increased risk of ADHD among children, review finds

Reuters (12/29) reported that women who smoke during pregnancy may increase their children’s risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a review of medical studies published in Pediatrics. The review found that mothers who did smoke while pregnant “had an overall 60 percent higher risk of having a child with ADHD compared to women who didn’t smoke,” with even higher rates for heavy smokers.

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