Health Tip: Help Keep Your Child From Smoking

(HealthDay News) — Talking to your kids about the risks of smoking can help them kick the habit before they start.

The University of Michigan Health System advises parents to:

  • Quit if you’re a smoker. Learn more about the dangers of secondhand smoke and how to quit.
  • Join a smoking cessation program and talk to your child about the importance of not smoking.
  • Watch movies with your child and talk about tobacco when you see characters smoking.
  • Check out credible resources for ways to talk with your child about tobacco use.