Kids less likely to experiment if not exposed to smoking: studies
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This article was published 08/07/2010 (4474 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Two new University of Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba studies show that kids are less likely to experiment with smoking if they’re not exposed to smoke in the home or car even if their parents smoke.
“We want parents to know they probably have more impact on their kids than they realize,” CancerCare researcher Janet Nowatzki told a news conference this morning.
U of M nursing Prof. Annette Schultz said that when parents and/or siblings smoke, there is no ban on smoking in the house, and children are exposed to smoking in a vehicle, “They were much more likely to be the ones who would experiment.”
Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau pointed out that as of next Thursday, there will be a $200 fine for smoking in a vehicle in which there are children under 16.
CancerCare is launching a window sticker — the butt stops here — so that parents can advise anyone coming into their home or car that smoking is not allowed.