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Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Risk of Schizophrenia Diagnosis in Later...

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In the first study of its kind, researchers from Finland found the ‚Äúmost definitive evidence to date‚ÄĚ that smoking during pregnancy is associated with the eventual diagnosis of schizophrenia in offspring. After controlling for other potential variables, the study, published ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry, revealed a 38% increased odds of developing symptoms diagnosed as schizophrenia in young adults who were exposed to high levels of nicotine in utero.