Parents Who Smoke

Posted By: Staff | Jan 30 2015

All parents want what is best for their children, health and safety are of the highest priority for most parents.  What many parents who smoke don’t know is just how much your smoking affects your children.
Children of smokers are more likely to get colds, bronchitis, ear infections, asthma, and allergies - especially in the first two years of their lives.  These illnesses can cause serious health risks for your children and can cause lasting health issues for them to deal with throughout their lives.  Older children of parents who smoke also tend to develop a smoker’s cough, even if they themselves have not smoked yet. 
Parents who have quit smoking generally report having more energy which is always helpful with children. 
The best reason to quit smoking, is so that your children will not start.  Children whose parent’s smoke are twice as likely to begin smoking themselves, and they may even begin at a younger age.
Quit for your children and for yourself, if you are afraid or don’t know where to start, ask a doctor for recommendations and suggestions.  You can do it!

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