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Smoke-Free Families

  • Smoking

    Ninety percent of new smokers are children and teenagers. In many cases, they are replacing the smokers who quit or died prematurely from a smoking-related disease.

  • Oral Cancer and Tobacco

    All tobacco products, from cigarettes to snuff, contain toxins, carcinogens, and nicotine, an addictive substance.

  • Guidelines for Raising Smoke-Free Kids

    The most important thing is to keep the lines of communication open -- the more you talk to your children, the better chance you have of staying close when things get tough or when important issues like smoking arise.

  • Cool Tools to Keep Your Kids From Smoking

    Many teenagers still think smoking is cool. Here are some tools to help parents stay diligent in keeping their kids from smoking.

  • Help Your Kids Quit Smoking

    Every day, about 3,000 U.S. teenagers start smoking. If you're a parent of a young smoker, you can take steps to help the child quit. But first, it helps to understand why teens light up.

  • Helping Kids to Avoid Cigarettes

    Every day, nearly 6,000 teens and pre-teens try cigarettes for the first time, according to the American Lung Association. A third of these first-timers will end up becoming smokers.

  • Oral Cancer

    Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.

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