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Research Shows Smoking Effects Second Generation Offspring





Research article
Perinatal nicotine exposure induces asthma in second generation offspring
Virender K Rehan, Jie Liu, Erum Naeem, Jia Tian, Reiko Sakurai, Kenny Kwong, Omid Akbari, John S Torday
BMC Medicine 2012, 10:129


"Germline epigenetic marks imposed by exposure to nicotine during pregnancy can become permanently programmed and transferred through the germline to subsequent generations, a ground-breaking finding that shifts the current asthma paradigm, opening up many new avenues to explore."