We’ve all heard about the dangers to an unborn child of smoking during pregnancy: asthma, ear infections, respiratory problems…
A new study out of Finland has found that children of mothers who smoked during pregnancy are 32% more likely to find themselves on psychiatric medication than those whose mothers did not smoke. In fact, the more the mom smoked, the higher the likelihood – to 44%.
The study refers to the fact that nicotine interferes with the fetal development of the brain and this underdevelopment is linked to mental illness such as ADHD and depression.
Read more here: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=115957
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