Study finds a link between smoking in pregnancy and aggressive children

The Globe and Mail reports that mothers-to-be who smoke are at a higher risk of delivering physically aggressive children, a new study shows, adding to the expansive list of harmful effects of lighting up.

What's more, the study found pregnant women with a history of antisocial behaviour - from run-ins with the law to illegal drug use - are almost 70 per cent more likely to have a violent child if they smoke 10 cigarettes a day, compared with 16 per cent for those who are non-smokers or who smoke fewer than 10 cigarettes.

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