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Health Tip: If Your Teen Smokes

Here's how to help him stop

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(HealthDayNews) -- If your child is lighting up, these suggestions from St. Louis Children's Hospital may help your teen quit:

  • Make it difficult for your teen to light up by banning smoking in your home and car.
  • If you smoke, stop. Children often take their cues from their parents.
  • Don't be a supplier. Refuse to buy your son or daughter cigarettes.
  • Spend more time talking about tobacco and its dangers.
  • Smoking is a serious addiction, so be patient. Don't give up trying to help your child quit.


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