Pregnant women smoking linked to altered brain structure and newborn behavioural problems. #ADHD

Originally posted 2016-05-30 19:54:22.

Maternal smoking and early exposure to nicotine can lead to widespread genetic changes which can alter neuron morphology in the brain, scientists have warned. This could explain why smoking during foetal development has previously been associated to behavioural changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addiction and behaviour disorders in children, years later.

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