Children 'most concerned' about parents' smoking

Half of teenage children of smokers worry more about their parents' smoking than anything else, according to DoH figures being used to back a new awareness campaign.

The new Smokefree campaign focuses on teenagers concerns about their parents’ future due to the harmful effects of smoking.

An NHS Stop Smoking Services survey of 400 children aged 11- to 15-year-olds whose parents smoked found that 46% were more worried about parents’ smoking than anything else.

In addition, 43% said they understood the risk of smoking better than their parents and 75% had asked their parents to quit.

tom.moberly@haymarket.com

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