Developmental consequences of prenatal tobacco exposure.

  title={Developmental consequences of prenatal tobacco exposure.},
  author={Marie D. Cornelius and Nancy L. Day},
  journal={Current opinion in neurology},
  volume={22 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This paper reviews results from published, in press, and conference proceedings from 2007 and 2008 that link in-utero tobacco exposure to neurodevelopmental outcomes in exposed offspring. RECENT FINDINGS Prenatal tobacco exposure (PTE) affected speech processing, levels of irritability and hypertonicity, attention levels, ability to self-regulate, need to be handled, and response to novelty preference in infants. In early childhood, PTE effects were mostly behavioral… CONTINUE READING