Health News: Secondhand Smoke Study

9:08 AM, Jul 12, 2011   |    comments
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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-thousand children for the study... and found about 6-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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