Secondhand Smoke May be Linked to ADHD and Behavior Issues in Kids

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(smartabouthealth.net)

(As posted on whec.com)

Breathing in secondhand smoke may contribute to behavior problems in children.

A new Harvard study suggests kids who are exposed to secondhand smoke are 50-percent more likely to develop a neuro-behavioral disorder like ADHD.

Researchers used national survey data of about 55,000 children for the study and found about six-percent of kids under age 12 were exposed to secondhand smoke.

The study does not prove smoking causes behavior problems — it simply shows an association. Experts say more studies are needed.

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