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22 March 2011

Children of women who smoked during pregnancy at increased risk of becoming smokers

New research has revealed that prenatal exposure to nicotine increases the vulnerability to nicotine self-administration in adolescent mice

New research has revealed that prenatal exposure to nicotine increases the vulnerability to nicotine self-administration in adolescent mice

The key observation made by the Finnish and Russian researchers in the project was that adding nicotine to the drinking water of pregnant mice led to differences between the control and nicotine-exposed offspring in terms of nicotine self-administration. Treating the dams with nicotine during the prenatal period increased the frequency of self-administration in the offspring compared to the control group, even at lower doses.

 

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