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Study links tobacco smoke exposure to impacting children’s motor skills

Wednesday, May 13, 2015  
Posted by: Angie Antonopoulos
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A study of children living in the Appalachian region of Ohio and West Virginia showed secondhand tobacco smoke exposure significantly impacted their motor skills. The study, which is published in the Journal of Pediatrics, was conducted by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Department of Environmental Health, Division of Epidemiology.

Previous research has shown that environmental tobacco smoke exposure during childhood can be associated with deficits in reasoning and intelligence.

 


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