Chil­dren of smok­ers more likely to smoke

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hil­dren born to par­ents who smoke or smoked are more likely to light up than kids of peo­ple who never smoked, shows new US study. Re­searchers have found that chil­dren raised by cur­rent or even for­mer smok­ers were about three times more likely to be smok­ers dur­ing their teens.

This study, in the jour­nal Pe­di­atrics, was based on 23 years of data on the smok­ing pat­terns of the par­ents- 214 peo­ple who were ninth grade stu­dents in 1988 — to see whether it was tied to their chil­dren's smok­ing. Chil­dren who had smoked dur­ing the last year were more likely to dis­play symp­toms of de­pres­sion, have low grades, low self-es­teem and likely to feel dis­tant from their par­ents.

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