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Father son chats help stub out underage smoking

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Fatherly chats can help prevent young people from taking up smoking, analysis carried out at Cardiff University has discovered.

The three-year study, involving around 3,500 children, aged 11 to 15, found that children who spoke to their fathers about “things that matter” were significantly less likely to smoke than those who did not communicate as well.

The results were presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference this month.


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  • Pauly

    Fatherly chats can help to prevent lots of nasty childhood risky behaviour's this is proven research, seem's a bit pointless to focus on fatherly advice about smoking when we are clearly aware in this country that father-less affected children have enormous relationship deficits and damaged emotional devopment. Under age Smoking and links to watching a whale swim are just confusing to me!

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