Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 24 June 2016 Should you offer your children sips of alcohol during dinner? Should you offer your children sips of alcohol during dinner or at family events to get them acclimatised to the idea? Perhaps you’d better not. Some researchers warn that giving small tastes of alcohol to relatively young children may actually increase the risk of various problem behaviours, including drug use and binge drinking, later on. In one study, children who had tried alcohol before their sixth school year were found to be more likely to have had full drinks or gotten drunk by the beginning of their ninth school year than their teetotaling peers. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 8 strains of coronavirus circulating around the world 2020-04-03 11:33 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Coronavirus 101 – here's what you need to know Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Losing a spouse could speed brain's decline Medical Coronavirus morning update: SA cases top 1 500, life returning to Wuhan, and 8 strains of the virus Medical WATCH | Coronavirus: Cooped up with loved ones during lockdown? Here’s how to survive Medical Could robots be deployed to front line in fighting the coronavirus? Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.