Health Tip: If Your Teen Smokes

July 22, 2005-- Posted at 3:45 PM CDT

(HealthDayNews) -- If your child is lighting up, these suggestions from St. Louis Children's Hospital may help your teen quit:

Make it difficult for your teen to light up by banning smoking in your home and car.

If you smoke, stop. Children often take their cues from their parents.

Don't be a supplier. Refuse to buy your son or daughter cigarettes. S

pend more time talking about tobacco and its dangers.

Smoking is a serious addiction, so be patient. Don't give up trying to help your child quit.

-- Felicity Stone

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