Teens may face pressure to smoke, but as a parent, you can set the example.
Many adult smokers started smoking in their teens. And teenagers pick up on what their parents do, not what they say. It is not surprising, then, that teenagers who pick up smoking are often from families where at least one or more parent smokes .
Set a good example by quitting smoking and involving your teenager in your quit journey.
Here’s what you can do:
Talk to your child openly and you can influence them with the values you believe in.
Teenagers may experiment with smoking for many reasons:
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Here are some tips on raising smoke-free teenagers:
Be a Good Role Model.
For a smoke-free life
Helping your child steer clear of smoking takes time, effort and understanding. By being there for them you will not only get closer, you’ll also better understand what your teen is going through.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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The Health Promotion Board (HPB) conducts annual school health visits to provide free health screening and immunisation services. HPB also conducts health education and health promotion programmes on lifestyle practices. HPB’s Student Health Centre, which generally provides preventive and screening services, follows up children referred from the school visits above.
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