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Parents Who Smoked Only in Adolescence Still More Likely to Have Kids Who Smoke. Looking at Genetics and the Urge to Smoke.

06 Aug Posted by in blog | Comments

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Kids who’s parent’s quit smoking even before they were born are still at a higher risk for taking-up the habit.  

“In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers discovered that the children of people who smoked only in their teenage years were still 3.2 times more likely to also pick up the habit, compared to children whose parents had never smoked.”

This information could be important for future treatment techniques and programs.  For example, parents who were former smokers could be targetted specifically for “Intervention efforts (that help to) heighten parental disapproval of smoking”, and thus perhaps help with reducing future smokers in their families.  
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