Help your kids avoid smoking

Talk with your children about the issues and pressures around smoking, and help them develop avoidance strategies.

  • Become involved – don’t just leave it to others
  • Provide information, but not threats
  • Help kids deal with pressure to smoke, eg. to realize that it is OK to say ‘no thanks’

Tips:

Tune in to the “home tone”

Be aware of setting the wrong tone when you first see your children, and plan ahead to start things off on the right foot if you can.

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Unconditional love

Make sure that your kids know that your love for them does not come with conditions! Always show unconditional love to your children.