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Author: Saltus, Richard
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1. Saltus, Richard
Smoke Tied to Child Behavioral Ills
Boston Globe, September 4, 1992, National/Foreign; 1
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Boston Globe
Keyword(s): Behavioral Problems; Children, Behavioral Development; Cigarette Use (see Smoking); Health Factors; Mothers; Women

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Mothers who smoke during or after pregnancy appear to increase the chance that their children will suffer from behavioral problems such as depression, anxiety, trouble in school or impulsive acts, a new study suggests. (See Weitzman, M. "Maternal Smoking and Behavior Problems of Children, Pediatrics 90,3 (Sep 92) 342-349). Based on a survey of more than 2,250 youngsters aged 4 to 11, the report, which is being published today, is the first to link maternal smoking with harmful psychological effects on children. It is the latest in a string of studies that have found other health problems - mainly respiratory ailments such as asthma - in children raised by smoking mothers. The study, published in today's issue of the journal Pediatrics, found that children of mothers who smoked more than a pack a day after pregnancy had double the risk of being among the 10 percent of youngsters in the survey who had extreme behavioral problems.
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Saltus, Richard. "Smoke Tied to Child Behavioral Ills." Boston Globe, September 4, 1992, National/Foreign; 1.