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Smokefree Generation want parents to quit

14th September 2009

A survey on behalf of NHS Stop Smoking Services, as part of a new campaign, has shown that 96% of children who have a parent who smoked wished they would stop.

The poll of 1,000 children between the ages of 8-13 in England found that over 9 in 10 children thought older people smoking was not "cool" and 91% of children thought they would never try smoking a cigarette. Public Health Minister Gillian Merron said: "I hope this new campaign will give mums and dads the encouragement they need to realise they can do it with help from the NHS, and support from their children."

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