Smoking mothers of the world listen up! It’s more important than ever to quit smoking during pregnancy . . . unless you want to have criminals for children.
A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Healthhas found a correlation between maternal smoking in pregnancy and a higher incidence of crime in the children once they grew up. To simplify, women who smoke during pregnancy became the future moms of adult criminals!
So unless you want to be visiting your kids in prison for Thanksgiving or Christmas, you better break that bad smoking habit before you get pregnant!
Previous studies have linked maternal smoking during pregnancy to causing behavior and attention problems in kids and teenagers. But this new study, just released this week, finds a longer-term consequence of smoking in pregnancy.