Almost all tobacco use begins during youth and young adulthood. 88% of adults who smoke daily started smoking by age 18; 99% started by age 26.
Smoking of parents and other relatives leads to a substantial increase in the number of children who were determined to smoke in the future or were considering it.
Smoking of family members significantly reduces the efficiency of school educational anti-smoking activities aimed at children and young people.
Most smokers realize that they're addicted to nicotine, regret becoming smokers, and want to quit.
Would you want your children to follow in your footsteps of being a smoker? Of course not.
Be free from that regret. If you currently use tobacco, you can still make a difference.
Your best move, of course, is to attempt to quit smoking. Meanwhile, don’t use tobacco around your children, don’t offer it to them, and don’t leave it where they can easily get it.
Source: New Lung OC: Be Tobacco Free