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Why Parents Who Smoke Put Their Kids at Risk

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

Kids exposed to parents’ cigarette smoking face greater risk of obesity and mental health problems. Everyone knows that cigarette smoking is bad for your health. And it’s bad for your children’s health, too, increasing the risk that your offspring will suffer from obesity and mental health problems. Children of mothers who smoked while pregnant are more likely to have behavioral problems by age 4, according to researchers at the University of Bristol in England. And pregnant women aren’t the only ones who should worry about the ill effects of smoking on children. Kids...

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