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31 January 2011

Smoking habits are transmitted from mother to daughter and father to son

"Fathers transmit their smoking habits to a statistically significant level to their sons, and the same is true of mothers and daughters.

"Fathers transmit their smoking habits to a statistically significant level to their sons, and the same is true of mothers and daughters. However, if a mother smokes it does not seem to impact on the probability of her son smoking, and similarly a father that smokes does not affect his daughter", Loureiro, a researcher at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), in Spain, and co-author of the study, tells SINC. 

The study was carried out in homes where both parents were present as well as in single parent households, which were primarily headed by mothers. "The results obtained show that, in terms of smoking habits, after taking socio-economic variables into account, daughters tend to imitate their mothers, while sons imitate their mothers", says Loureiro.

 

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