When parents set strict household rules regarding not using tobacco, their kids were less likely to start tobacco use. Just talking to kids about not smoking is very less effective.
‘Strict household rules about not using tobacco are the best way to prevent tobacco use among youth.
“We know that tobacco-free homes are a fundamental tool to help prevent smoking by kids,” stated corresponding and senior author Benjamin Chaffee.
“Tobacco use by kids is troubling, and dentists, like all healthcare providers, should be worried about preventing youth tobacco use,” Chaffee stated.
The smoking landscape has dramatically improved over the last decade, particularly among youth, for whom cigarette smoking has declined while electronic cigarettes use soared. Last year, over 1 in 4 high school students was vaping, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study utilized data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study to examine