Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Severe Asthma in Teen Years

African-American and Latino children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, according to a new study led by a research team at UCSF.

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I wonder how they differentiated from growing up in a smoking environment - because presumably the smokers didn't stop smoking once their babies were born?

Smoking in Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk in Preschool

Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with wheeze and asthma in preschool children, even among children who were not exposed to maternal smoking late in pregnancy or after birth, according to a new study.

...children who were exposed to maternal smoking only during pregnancy." "These children were at increased risk for wheeze and asthma at preschool age. Furthermore, the likelihood of developing wheeze and asthma increased in a significant dose-response pattern in relation to maternal cigarette consumption during the first trimester." [emphasis mine]

Second-Hand Smoking Affects Neurodevelopment in Babies

A new study shows that newborns that have been exposed to nicotine from both active and passive smoking mothers show poor physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses.


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