Smoking’s Impact on Children


Quitting smoking is something you do not only for yourself—you also do it for the people you love, particularly if you have children.

Smoking is a harmful habit for children to be around. When mom and dad have a regular smoking habit, their children are negatively affected in a variety of ways; the main problems for the children of smokers include:

  • Poor Health: Breathing in secondhand smoke—the smoke exhaled by smokers—is just as poisonous and dangerous as smoking a cigarette. For children, however, secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous because their lungs, among other body parts, are less developed and more susceptible to the harmful effects of cigarette toxins. Often, children of smokers develop issues like asthma, chronic pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses. They can also develop circulatory problems and there has even been research suggesting a link between secondhand smoke inhalation and leukemia and brain tumors in children.
  • Poor Habits: The children of smokers are exposed to their parents’ unhealthy smoking habit and thus they learn that this kind of unhealthy behavior is ok. Parents are their children’s number one role models and children are always watching mom and dad in order to mimic their behavior and learn to be adults. This is natural and the way it should be, which is why parents need to be aware of what types of habits and behaviors they are showing their children. Children learn many of the habits that they will carry with them into their adult lives, for better or worse.

As you can see, secondhand smoke is a major problem for children. And if you have children, would you consider quitting smoking immediately for them?

Quitting smoking is not an easy process, but you can learn to give up the bad habit by utilizing methods that allow you to take control of your thoughts and behaviors—methods like quit smoking hypnosis. Your life is yours to control so get in the driver seat and choose the road that leads to a healthier, smoke-free you.

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Smoking’s Impact on Children was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 by Maureen

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