Washington: Babies exposed to cigarette smoke in their mother’s womb later perform poorly on reading comprehension tests, a new study has revealed. “It’s not a little difference - it’s a big difference in accuracy and comprehension at a critical time when children are being assessed, and are getting a sense of what it means to be successful,” Fox News quoted lead author Dr. Jeffrey Gruen of Yale University as saying. In the study, researchers found that children born to mothers, who smoked more than one pack per day struggled on tests specifically designed to measure how accurately a child reads aloud and if she understands what she read.
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