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Brain DevelopmentNormal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine$
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Michael W. Miller

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.001.0001

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Tobacco Use During Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Effects on Offspring

Tobacco Use During Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Effects on Offspring

(p.315) 19 Tobacco Use During Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Effects on Offspring
Brain Development

Jennifer A. Willford

Nancy L. Day

Marie D. Cornelius

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of tobacco use during pregnancy and then focuses on the effects of prenatal tobacco exposure (PTE). There PTE has significant effects on the growth, cognitive development, and behavior of exposed children. Children with PTE are smaller at birth, have cognitive deficits in reasoning and memory, and higher rates of activity, inattention, and impulsivity.

Keywords:   prenatal tobacco exposure, cognitive defects, tobacco use

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