Do Adolescents With Parental Smoking Have A Lower Probability Of Smoking Themselves?
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Jianjiu is a research scientist at The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health.

                       

Do Adolescents With Parental Smoking Have A Lower Probability Of Smoking Themselves?

While parental smoking is a well-established risk factor of smoking initiation in adolescents, our study further showed that adolescents who had a smoking father but rejected the father’s smoking might have a lower chance to become smokers than those with a non-smoking father. Specifically, we found that compared with adolescents without paternal smoking, those with paternal smoking were 1.4 times as likely to be current smokers, but those with paternal smoking but rejected it were half as likely to be...

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