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Fatherly chats stop children smoking

15th April 2010

A study from Cardiff University has found that boys and girls who discuss issues that are important to them with their fathers are less likely to smoke in their early years.

A big factor in stopping children trying cigarettes was how often their fathers talked with them about "things that mattered". The findings, to be presented to the British Psychological Society annual conference, focussed on 3,500 youngsters between the ages of 11 and 15 and suggests fathers should be encouraged to talk to their children more often.


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