HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Parents who quit smoking may influence their offspring to quit as young adults

SEATTLE A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests that parents who quit smoking when their children are young may have a big influence on whether their offspring will quit smoking as young adults.

"We found that parents quitting smoking early, before their children reach third grade, is associated with nearly double the chances that their children would quit smoking in young adulthood," said Jonathan Bricker, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and staff scientist in Fred Hutchinson's Public Health Sciences Division. These findings appear in the March issue of Addiction, which is published by the London-based Society for the Study of Addiction.

Since the early 1990s, the prevalence of daily smoking among young adults has risen by nearly 40 percent, giving those between 18 and 24 the unfortunate distinction of being more likely to smoke cigarettes than any other age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's more, low quitting rates among young-adult smokers underscore the need to find ways to help young adults quit, Bricker said.

"Overall, these findings suggest that helping parents quit smoking should be considered in future public-health interventions that target youth smoking," Bricker said.

These findings build on an earlier study by Bricker and colleagues, published in the May 2003 issue of Addiction, which that found parents who quit smoking before their children reached third grade significantly reduced their child's odds of becoming a smoker by their senior year of high school.

"Taken together, these two studies suggest that parents who quit smoking by the time their children are 8 or 9 years old may help prevent their children from becoming adolescent smokers and, if they do start, may help them quit smoking in young adulthood," said Bricker, also a clinical instructor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

The most surpri
'"/>

Contact: Kristen Woodward
kwoodwar@fhcrc.org
206-667-5095
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Parents have complex opinions about notification laws for minors access to contraception
2. Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children
3. Parents failing to recognise obesity in their children
4. Parents can provide accurate reports of their childrens ADHD symptoms
5. Parents overestimate childrens bike, car safety habits
6. Parents heart attack or stroke raises risk in their middle-aged children
7. Parents vaccine concerns on the rise, making accurate information crucial
8. Parents show increased concern about vaccine safety
9. Parents who decline autopsies may miss out on vital information
10. Parents favor counseling over meds for kids anxiety
11. Parents smoke injures childrens blood vessels

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. ... recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National ... 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. ... for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... been named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best ... in Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, ... In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the ... have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Farm Forward ... and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the Leadership Circle ... way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of the Leadership Circle ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for ... stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ... solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and ... ... ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response ... of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing ... – to be used as a first-line therapy ... Recognizing the ... AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... OBP Medical , a leading ... today announced regulatory approval from Brazil,s ... Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... with integrated LED light source and smoke evacuation ... of a tissue pocket or cavity during surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: