Secondhand Smoke May Cause Behavior Issues in Kids

An analysis of data concerning more than 5,200 primary school students reveals that kids exposed to secondhand smoke while in the womb and/or at a young age have a greater risk for behavioral problems, especially emotional and conduct disorders. Study leader Dr. Isabella Annesi-Maesano wrties, “Our data indicate that passive smoking, in addition to the well-known effects on health, should also be avoided because of the behavioral disorders it may cause in children.”
PLOS ONE, September 2015