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  When it comes to relating to kids, every parent is sure to be frustrated at times. Too often, our kids feel that we, as adults, simply don’t understand the world they live in and the pressures they face. By getting to know some of the reasons they may try smoking, we can show our sons and daughters that we do understand what they’re going through and where they’re coming from. This kind of understanding can lead to a stronger environment of communication.

Some reasons why kids may light up include:

  • To fit in, be part of a group
  • To look cool
  • To experiment, just try it out
  • They have a friend or friends who smoke
  • To be rebellious
  • To look older


Q: How can parents create the image of smoking as not being cool?