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How to Raise Non Smoking Kids

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Published by Byron Preiss .
Written in English


  • Tobacco use,
  • Smoking,
  • Health - General,
  • Family / Parenting / Childbirth,
  • Child Care/Parenting,
  • Youth,
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions - Smoking,
  • Parenting - General,
  • Medical / General,
  • Children,
  • Prevention

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7644414M
ISBN 100671011707
ISBN 109780671011703

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  If you want to raise non-smoking kids, do not smoke. Make sure they adopt the belief that smoking is not manly or cool, that it is not for grownups but for those who hurt themselves and the people around them. Talk to them about the dangers of passive smoking. Encourage your children to walk away from friends who don't recognize or respect their reasons for not smoking. Make, and abide by, strong rules that exclude smoking from your house. If you smoke. Ask what kids find appealing — or unappealing — about smoking. Be a patient listener. Encourage kids to get involved in activities that don't allow smoking, such as sports. Show that you value your kids' opinions and ideas. Discuss ways to respond to peer pressure to smoke.   Smoking damages the lungs, making it harder for children to run and play with their friends. It also makes a person a lot more likely to suffer from asthma and other respiratory diseases. If the current smoking rate continues, million kids alive today will die prematurely from smoking.

professionals in the promotion of non-smoking. • a detailed step-by-step approach that medical professionals and health workers can adopt to increase the likelihood of their patients quitting smoking. Part 2 • guidelines on the teaching and assessment in medical and nursing training programmes of techniques to encourage patients to stop. No Smoking T-Shirt. Instructions: First, read the articles related to smoking to find out how it hurts your health. Then, design a T-shirt to get the message out about the risks of smoking. Your T-shirt must include at least two facts about why smoking is bad for you, and it should also look really cool so kids will want to wear it! Opening the car window isn’t enough to stop smoke affecting children. It’s illegal to smoke in a car that carries a child under the age of years. You’ll be fined if you’re caught smoking in a car that carries children. The only way to protect children from third-hand smoke is to have a smoke-free home and car.   McColl, who published the book through her own company, Grafton and Scratch, is an anti-smoking campaigner, and believes children's books which feature smoking should include parental warnings.

Why ONE Step? Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing more t deaths per year in the United States ().). Secondhand smoke causes approximately 7, deaths from lung cancer deaths from heart disease each year ().It can cause or make worse a wide range of damaging health effects in children and adults, including lung cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. You can’t tell them to just say no to tobacco and assume they won’t ask why. In fact, kids may ask questions about smoking you’re not prepared to answer. “MD Anderson educates thousands of kids each year on the dangers of smoking and tobacco,” says Jeanette Lastrape, a senior health education specialist who focuses on youth and nicotine. So, why do kids pick up that cigarette in the first place? Their parents are smokers. Peer pressure—their friends encourage them to try cigarettes and to keep smoking. They see smoking as a way of rebelling and showing independence. They think that everyone else is smoking and that they should, too.   How to raise smoke-free kids Thinkstock photoNearly nine out of 10 cigarette smokers first tried smoking by according to the Centers .