Scientists at Columbia University and the Psychiatric Institute of new York have established that susceptibility to tobacco use is passed to the child not only from peers but also from their parents. Children of Smoking parents are significantly more prone to the habit, reports The Times of India.
Only 13% of children of non-Smoking parents tried cigarettes at least once. Among children growing up in families of smokers, this rate is three times higher, one third of children have tried cigarettes.
It turns out that parents who smoke increase the likelihood of nicotine addiction in their child twice, and try to cigarettes in three. The majority of children start Smoking in their Teens, these years lay the relationship to cigarettes.
Doctors urge to protect children from bad habits and to lead by example. The talk about the dangers of Smoking also form in adolescents stance.