Children of smokers more likely to smoke
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.