The effects of tobacco exposure on children's behavioral and cognitive functioning

Implications for clinical and public health policy and future research

Michael Weitzman, Robert S. Byrd, C. Andrew Aligne, Mark Moss

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    Abstract

    A growing body of literature indicates that maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with neurotoxic effects on children. Both animal model studies and human epidemiologic studies demonstrate similar effects in terms of increased activity, decreased attention, and diminished intellectual abilities. Epidemiologic studies also suggest that prenatal tobacco exposure is associated with higher rates of behavior problems and school failure. These findings are explored and their implications for child health policy and practice, and for research, are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)397-406
    Number of pages10
    JournalNeurotoxicology and Teratology
    Volume24
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 21 2002

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    Tobacco
    Public health
    Public Policy
    Health Policy
    Epidemiologic Studies
    Animals
    Public Health
    Health
    Aptitude
    Animal Models
    Smoking
    Mothers
    Pregnancy
    Research
    Child Health
    Problem Behavior

    Keywords

    • Children's behavioral and cognitive functioning
    • Clinical and public health policy
    • Research
    • Tobacco exposure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Toxicology
    • Developmental Neuroscience
    • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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    The effects of tobacco exposure on children's behavioral and cognitive functioning : Implications for clinical and public health policy and future research. / Weitzman, Michael; Byrd, Robert S.; Aligne, C. Andrew; Moss, Mark.

    In: Neurotoxicology and Teratology, Vol. 24, No. 3, 21.05.2002, p. 397-406.

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