A disturbing yet not all that shocking Britney sighting.
A new photo has surfaced of mom Britney Spears lighting up in front of her son--he's even grabbing her smokes! What effect does this have on her kids?
We asked momlogic's resident pediatrician, Dr. Cara Natterson, for her perspective...
"When it comes to smoking in front of children, there are health effects to consider and then there are issues of role modeling. Secondhand smoke is known to increase a child's risk of asthma. This is no small deal--asthma can require regular use of breathing medications and, in some cases, it can be so severe that a child needs to go to the hospital.
But apart from the effects on the lungs, there are the effects on the brain. When a child watches an adult smoke, he learns that the behavior is acceptable. When preteens and teens watch their parents smoke, it is very difficult for those same parents to turn around and instruct their children not to do the same. Ideally, parents will be inspired by their children to stop smoking. But if they cannot quit, they should at least make every effort to do it out of the sight of their children."
What do you think of Britney smoking in front of the kids?