Secondhand Smoke Increases Childhood ADHD Risk up to 300%

April 4, 2015 1:01 PM

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Further evidence has emerged of the truly devastating effects secondhand smoke can have on infants and young children, as a new study suggests that prolonged tobacco smoke exposure can increase a child’s risk of developing attention deficit hyperactive disorder three times.

Spanish researchers set out to prove long-standing theories linking ADHD likelihood with secondhand smoke exposure, though admitted being shocked at the findings. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 were studied in accordance with their respective exposure to secondhand smoke. Of the group, around...

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