Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine can lower A Child’s Reading Level

Posted By: Staff | Dec 12 2012

Your baby may or may not be able to read this article.

After a study of 5119 children, researchers tested whether reading fluency, accuracy, and comprehension was effected by prenatal exposure to nicotine. The results included prenatal nicotine was directly linked with risks in underperformance in one or all of the previous categories. Overall, the mother’s usage of nicotine has “moderate to large” consequences on the babies future reading skill.

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