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TODAY   |  August 05, 2013

Parents who smoke pass habit on to children

Researchers at Purdue University found that children of smokers are more inclined to pick up the habit themselves, and nearly six times more likely if an older sibling smokes.

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>>> children are more likely to smoke in their parents were smokers too. researchers study more than 200 parents and 300 children over age 11. a third of children whose parents were smokers tried cigarettes in the past year. kids whose older siblings smoked were six times more likely to pick up the habit.