Despite an abundance of health warnings and the outrageous cost of tobacco products, smoking is still a key feature of many teenage lives. Once addicted, it is very difficult for a person to give up smoking.
One of the best things you can do for your teenager is to encourage them not to start. The most effective way to do this is not be too ‘preachy’. Instead, help them deal positively with peer pressure, the prime cause of smoking. By giving your children the self-belief and confidence to say no, you are indirectly helping them avoid being pressured into smoking.