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1, Apr 23, 2012

Smoking, health inequalities, behavior from Parent to the Children

Filed under: Parenting 101 — admin @ 12:14 am

“Smoking has been identified as the primary reason for the gap in healthy life expectancy between rich and poor. Among men, smoking is responsible for over half the excess risk of premature death between the social classes.”

“Smoking is the principal cause of the inequalities in death rates between rich and poor. Put simply, smoking is a public health disaster.” Alan Milburn, Secretary of State for Health, posted on nice.org.uk site

The smoking habit is more often found among lower class than among upper and middle class. Very often, this habit is passed on from parents to the children. Same pattern can be said of alcoholism, drug addiction and other undesirable habits. Look at Whitney Houston’s daughter.

It is extremely crucial that parents rid themselves of any bad habits if we don’t want to see them in our children.

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