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Updated 29 January 2019

Warn your five-year-old about smoking

A five-year-old is just the right age to be warned about the dangers of smoking, according to a new American policy based on the latest research.

A five-year-old is just the right age to be warned about the dangers of smoking, according to a new American policy based on the latest research.

The policy is also designed to show that preventing kids from smoking is a lifetime effort. Peadiatricians should advise pregnant mothers of the dangers of smoking, assess family smoking, be alert to the health effects caused by secondhand smoke and talk to kids confidentially about tobacco, alcohol and drug use.

 

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