Health Update: Smoke screen

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Indy Lifestyle Online
MOTHERS turn to cigarettes to stop themselves smacking their children, mistakenly believing that nicotine is a sedative, according to research commissioned by drug company Ciba-Geigy. In a survey of 500 mothers, almost two-thirds said that smoking helped them to cope with the pressures of a young family. Half believed a cigarette helped to calm them when they felt like smacking a child.

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