According to a study done by the CDC, teens who smoke not only increase their risk of lung cancer but the study showed that early signs of heart disease and stroke can be found in adolescents who smoke. Today’s parent is aware of these alarming statistics and has made teaching their teen a healthy life-style a priority. Smoking goes against everything these parents would like for their teen.
While you will not be the only influence in your teen’s life, you are the one he/she will look to for his/her values. You can influence whether or not your teen is smoking – even if he/she has already started. If you are unsure whether your teen is smoking or not, try our quiz. Then follow through with the resources provided. Click http://parentingteens.about.com/od/tobaccouse/a/smoking_quiz.htm