Secondhand smoke may cause ADHD and other behavioral problems

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that children who have been exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have ADD Parents were asked questions about their smoking habits over the phone along with whether their children had been diagnosed with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders “We found that children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in the home have a 50% increased odds of having two or three of these common neurobehavioral disorders,” said researcher Hillel Alpert to The results of the study indicate correlation but not causation “These health and economic burdens might be reduced significantly if voluntary smoke-free home policies are vigorously encouragedadditional evidence is warranted in additional population settings forhealth policy decision making,ヤ the study said, according to the