Smoking in the Family and the Prevalence of Smoking amongst Children


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Smoking in the Family and the Prevalence of Smoking amongst Children
This paper looks at smoking amongst parents and the role this plays in smoking levels amongst children later in life. The topic is fascinating for this writer insofar as he has a number of family members who smoke and their parents smoked extensively, as well; given as at least two loved ones have died in the past 7 years from lung cancer and from throat cancer, it is a topic that intrigues me on the grounds that I want to see how parental modeling encourages people to smoke. Suffice it to say, this essay will be arranged around critically evaluating primary research articles that look at the connection between smoking in parents and smoking in adults; the...
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