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April 2008

Smoking and kids

by Staff, on smoking, teenage issues, troubled teenagers

The recent survey shows that 62% of 15 years olds already smoke or have tried smoking. Why do kids smoke? Actually, it is their idea of being an adult pushes them towards the bad habit. For most of them smoking means being grown up, and of course being in the crowd.

What do you do when you catch your kid smoking? Don't even start to get mad. It will do you no good. Instead, try to talk some sense out of him or her. Ask them what do they think about smoking, and then tell him or her what do you think about smoking. You can mention the hard and dangerous facts and health risks of smoking.

Read more here. Staff