Smoking during pregnancy causes headaches in offspring

Smoking by the mother during pregnancy increases the risk that the child will suffer from headaches. Brazilian researchers published results of their study in the journal Cephalalgia. They collected information on over 1,600 children aged 10 – 11 years and discovered that children of mothers who smoked 10 or more cigarettes a day were more likely to suffer from tension or migraine headaches. Surprisingly, exposure to second-hand smoke was not associated with an increased risk of headaches in children.

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  1. Barb Cortes says: 04/04/20127:05 pm

    My Mom was a heavy smoker when she was pregnant with me and I have suffered cluster and migraine headaches my whole life. I attributed them more to the second hand smoke rather than the fetal exposure, interesting.

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