Smoking during pregnancy can boost ADHD risk in child

July 22, 2014 3:19 AM

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Smoking during pregnancy can boost ADHD risk in child

A new study has linked smoking during pregnancy to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

The study, which was led by Lin Liang Zhu of the Research Program for Children’s Mental Health at Aarhus University in Denmark, found that mothers who smoke while pregnant can increase the risk that their child will have ADHD. It was also found that pregnant women who wear nicotine patches could als...

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