Two new studies look at the long-term effects of parental smoking on the kids in the household. Turns out that children of dads who smoke are often heavier at ages 7 and 11. (via Wellness Blog)
TIME’s Alice Park has a breakdown of both studies, which point to unhealthy habits for children of male smokers, and aggressive, disobedient behavioral problems for kids of mothers who smoked while pregnant. (See the states with the most expensive cigarette taxes)
Among the conclusions:
A study of paternal smoking in Hong Kong finds that children whose fathers smoke are heavier at seven and 11 years old than their counterparts who have non smoking dads; and investigation of children in Britain and Brazil finds that moms who smoke may be trigger behavioral problems in their children…Read the full report.