Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smoking

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Published April 06, 2015 Reuters

Secondhand smoking linked to ADHD

Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder ADHD, according to a new study in Tobacco Control.  The association was stronger for kids with one or more hours of secondhand smoke exposure every day.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson, the authors and most experts, there is an association between secondhand smoke and ADHD-related global mental problems as well as a large number of physical diseases. As a result, all it is sensible to avoid all possible exposure .

About Dr. Harold Levinson
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com
source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/04/06/childhood-adhd-linked-to-secondhand-smoking/

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