Where there is smoke there is fire: early childhood household smoke exposure is prospectively associated with antisocial behavior at age 12.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 10:45
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Prof. Linda Pagani exhibits the little control the  Young children exert over household tobacco smoke exposure which is considered as a developmnetnal neurotoxicant. Her presentation included information from questionnaires filled in by parents of 1035 children. Early childhood household smoke predicted self-reported antisocial risks at age 12. Conduct problems, proactive aggression toward peers, reactive aggression toward peers, school indiscipline, later school dropout risk.