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.