Did your parents smoke

11) Children of smokers often become smokers themselves.

The facts:

  • If Parents smoke, there is not only a health risk for the children from the possible inhalation of tobacco smoke (passive smoking). This also increases the likelihood that the offspring will later take up a cigarette themselves. Studies have found that children in whom at least one parent smokes are more likely to give it a try (trial consumption) and are also more likely to become regular smokers.
  • Among other things, it was possible to show in a study: the longer the adolescents it Noticing the parents' smokingthe more you climb Risk of smoking later. Therefore, parents should stop smoking as early as possible. Another study found that the child's likelihood of starting to smoke increases again if both parents smoke (compared to one parent who smokes).
  • In addition to the influence exerted by friends, the parents also have an impact key position when it comes to the smoking behavior of children and adolescents.
  • So that children don't start smoking: stop smoking yourself as early as possible

Swell:

Darren Mays, Stephen E. Gilman, Richard Rende, George Luta, Kenneth P. Tercyak, Raymond S. Niaura (2014). Parental Smoking Exposure and Adolescent Smoking Trajectories. Pediatrics May 2014, DOI: 10.1542 / peds.2013-3003; www.pediatrics.org/cgi/doi/10.1542/peds.2013-3003

Parental smoking and adolescent smoking initiation: an intergenerational perspective on tobacco control. Gilman SE1, Rende R, Boergers J, Abrams DB, Buka SL, Clark MA, Colby SM, Hitsman B, Kazura AN, Lipsitt LP, Lloyd-Richardson EE, Rogers ML, Stanton CA, Stroud LR, Niaura RS .; Pediatrics. 2009 Feb; 123 (2): e274-81. doi: 10.1542 / peds.2008-2251.

Parental smoking and adolescent smoking stages: the role of parents' current and former smoking, and family structure .; J Behav Med. 2007 Apr; 30 (2): 143-54. Epub 2007 Jan 13; Otten R1, Engels RC, van de Ven MO, Bricker JB.

Parents ’and friends’ smoking status as predictors of smoking onset: findings from six European countries; Hein de Vries, Rutger Engels1; Stef Kremers, Joyce Wetzels and Aart Mudde; Health Educ. Res. (2003) 18 (5): 627-636, doi: 10.1093 / her / cyg032

Parental Smoking Exposure and Adolescent Smoking Trajectories; Darren Mays, Stephen E. Gilman, Richard Rende, George Luta, Kenneth P. Tercyak, Raymond S. Niaura; Pediatrics May 2014, DOI: 10.1542 / peds.2013-3003

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