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How to Talk to Your Kids About Tobacco
August 26, 2013
It’s time to trade in leisurely days at the pool or beach for the air-conditioned aisles of your local store to stock up on notebooks, pens, and paper. That’s right—it’s back to school time! While getting ready for a new school year, one thing every parent should add to your to-do list is talking with your kids about the dangers of tobacco use.
Sitting down to have a serious conversation with your kids can cause parents anxiety. But despite what sullen kids might have you believe, studies show that parents can have a significant impact on their kid’s behavior, such as whether or not to use tobacco products.₁ Here are some tips to jump-start the conversation.