It can be tough for individuals to quit smoking, even after they have children. However, new research may give parents another reason to try to kick the habit: secondhand smoke may result in learning disabilities in kids.
A study recently published in the Pediatrics journal shows that children who are around smokers on a regular basis have an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct issues.
''We analyzed the relationship between parents who reported smoking in the home as opposed to those not smoking in the home and these disorders," researcher Hillel Alpert told WebMD.
Alpert and colleagues were able to determine that children who grew up around smokers had a 50 percent increased risk of developing these learning complications.
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