Parental absence increases risk of smoking and drinking in children

Parental absence increases risk of smoking and drinking in children
 

Parental absence increases the risk of children drinking and smoking before they become teenagers, research suggests.
The study found that children who had experienced the absence of a parent during their first seven years, whether as a result of death, separation or otherwise, were more than twice as likely to have tried smoking and nearly 1.5 times as likely to have drunk alcohol by the age of 11.
Rebecca Lacey, one of the authors of the study from University College London, said the research highlighted the impact of stressful events in early life. “Some children, perhaps, seem to be... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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