(NC)óGot a minute? Before you talk to a child about smoking, learn the facts from The Lung Association's Lungs Are For Life Program.
If one or more parent smokes, how likely is a child to smoke?
A child is twice as likely to smoke.
How likely are children who buy imitation candy cigarettes to
eventually smoke real cigarettes?
A child is 4 times more likely to smoke a real cigarette
The average age cigarette smoking begins is:
12.8 years of age
In 2000, what percentage of
Canadians aged 15 to 19 smoked?
Smoking is Ontario's worst public health hazard. True of false?
Custody has been denied to a parent who refused to stop smoking around a child with asthma. True or false?
What should you avoid when
speaking to a child about smoking?
Suggesting that kids who smoke are "bad", implying that smoking is "dumb" and telling children that smoking will kill you.
How many teens who try smoking get hooked?
8 out of 10
How much does the average
teenager spends on cigarettes a year?
For more information, Lungs Are For Life now has an online address! At www.lungsareforlife.ca, kids, teachers and parents can discover all the disgusting facts about smoking and reasons not to smoke.
There is truly something for everyone. Teachers can download the Lungs Are For Life curriculum materials, parents can learn how to speak to their child about smoking and kids can take a totally gross quiz, print out cool downloads and much more, all while learning to identify unsafe substances, resist pressures to use harmful drugs and understand the health risks associated with smoking.
To learn more, visit www.lungsareforlife.ca or call 1-888-566-5864 (LUNG).
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