This project will examine the impact of prenatal exposure to cigarettes on a child’s development of self-regulation—the ability to modulate emotions and behave in socially appropriate ways.
Principal Investigator: Rina Das Eiden
Co-investigator: Gregory G. Homish, PhD
Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Abstract: The purpose of this longitudinal, multi-method study is to investigate the impact of prenatal exposure to cigarettes on the development of self-regulation over the first two years of life. Because most women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy continue to smoke after delivery and have partners who smoke, children’s exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) will also be examined.