Children of people who smoke are more likely to become smokers themselves.
The good news is that you can change this! When you quit smoking, you reduce all of these risks for health problems in your family. You also increase the chance that your children will not smoke or will quit if they already smoke. So if you've ever thought about quitting, now you have one more good reason-for your family's and your friends' health.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn R. Hughes, MD - Addiction Psychiatry Michael F. Bierer, MD - Internal Medicine