Asthma in Children May Motivate Parents to Quit Smoking

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Borrelli, B., et al.

A recent study found that parents who smoke are more likely to quit after receiving cessation counseling following a "teachable moment," such as witnessing their child experience an asthma attack.

Additionally in-home counseling visits, including feedback on their child's risk for seconhand smoke exposure and counseling phone calls, improved the likelihood of smoking cessation and reduced exposure to secondhand smoke.

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