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If you smoke around a child will the child be a smoker?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joan Sy
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes Possibly
Children copy what they see, even if they are told it is horrible, if mom or dad does it, then how could it be that bad? They either will grow up esp hating it because they watched their loved ones do it, or they will inevitably try it one day (more accessible) and may like it.
As the adult you must set the bar or standard you would want them to meet. Be the example you wish them to copy.

In brief: Yes Possibly
Children copy what they see, even if they are told it is horrible, if mom or dad does it, then how could it be that bad? They either will grow up esp hating it because they watched their loved ones do it, or they will inevitably try it one day (more accessible) and may like it.
As the adult you must set the bar or standard you would want them to meet. Be the example you wish them to copy.
Dr. Joan Sy
Dr. Joan Sy
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Quite likely
Firstly, second hand cigarette smoke is very unhealthy for everyone, especially for children.
It can provoke or cause asthma, coughing and respiratory tract infections. Secondly, this is bad example fro children. Children grow up to emulate their parents and believe that smoking must be ok if their parents do it.

In brief: Quite likely
Firstly, second hand cigarette smoke is very unhealthy for everyone, especially for children.
It can provoke or cause asthma, coughing and respiratory tract infections. Secondly, this is bad example fro children. Children grow up to emulate their parents and believe that smoking must be ok if their parents do it.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Chances are
There is a good chance thr when they grow older they will follow in your footsteps.
In the meantime they will be smokers due to the second hand smoke that they will be breathing in.

In brief: Chances are
There is a good chance thr when they grow older they will follow in your footsteps.
In the meantime they will be smokers due to the second hand smoke that they will be breathing in.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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