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Smokers have children with concentration problems

Smokers have children with concentration problems

Smoking adolescents, whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, have higher concentration problems than those who were not exposed to cigarette smoke. According to a study published by Reuters, nicotine influences brain development. To better understand the effects of nicotine, Dr. Leslie K. Jacobsen of the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven underwent 181 adolescents on a series of tests to see how tobacco affects the sense of sight and hearing.

Smoking adolescents, whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, have higher concentration problems than those who were not exposed to cigarette smoke. According to a study published by Reuters, nicotine influences brain development. To better understand the effects of nicotine, Dr. Leslie K. Jacobsen of the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven underwent 181 adolescents on a series of tests to see how tobacco affects the sense of sight and hearing.
According to the researchers, of the 92 adolescents who were subjected to cigarette smoke during the prenatal period, 67 smoke daily. Smokers who were exposed to nicotine during the prenatal period had worse outcomes than non-smokers.


Source: The Truth
April 12, 2007