Smoking parents can hook kids on nicotine

parents smokingYou know smoking sets a bad example for the kids and second-hand smoke is harmful. As if that wasn’t warning enough, a strongly worded Montreal study shows someone else’s smoke can lead to nicotine addiction in children.

“Increased exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, was associated with an increased likelihood of children reporting nicotine dependence symptoms — even though these kids had never put a cigarette in their mouths,” said epidemiologist Jennifer O’Loughlin, senior author of the study and a professor at the Universite de Montreal.

Why the Need to Quit Smoking?

Do you ever try to think of the consequences of smoking?

I am not saying that every time the end is cancer or death. But there are common symptoms, which are more affected in the smokers’ area than any other; which are bad breath, cough, stained teeth, stained fingers, stinking body and many more.

By quitting smoking, you are becoming a new person with a new breath, cleaner lungs and whiter teeth.

Definitely, not every non-smoker had lived up to the age of a hundred years but the life expectancy of a non-smoker compared to a smoker is at a higher step.

Smoking Cessation Therapy & Placebo

quit smoking A total of six smoking cessation therapies have proved to have an edge over placebos when it comes to kicking the butt, revealed researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal.

Conducted on 32,000 participants, this meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized controlled trials found that varenicline, nicotine nasal spray, bupropion (Wellbutrin), nicotine patches, tablets and gum helped people quit smoking.

But researchers said that “despite the documented efficacy of these agents, the absolute number of patients who were abstinent from smoking at 12 months was low.”