Smoke is the most effective way to stop smoking in young children and the only way to do it safely, researchers from Imperial College London have found.
Smoking is the only method of preventing children from developing a dependence on nicotine that can be sustained and maintained throughout their lives, the study found.
The findings, published in the journal Nature, are based on more than 40 years of research on the impact of smoking on children.
Professor Peter J. Hargreaves from the University of London’s School of Health and Clinical Sciences, led the research.
“We looked at how smoking impacts children’s development, not just their behaviour,” he said.
“When we look at smoking behaviour, it is generally about the use of nicotine and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).”
We found smoking is one of the most important predictors of later smoking and that it is one factor that impacts children on their lives.
“Prof Hargrens team used data from the UK’s National Survey of Family Growth, conducted every two years from the age of five.”
The research has shown that in our cohort, smoking rates dropped significantly as children aged over two,” he added.”
At this age, they’re at risk of being dependent on nicotine and smoking, and so the main way that we can prevent them from developing nicotine dependence is to prevent smoking.
“Dr. Ian H. O’Donnell, senior author of the study, said it was the first time that smoking has been shown to play a role in the long-term risk of later adult smoking.”
If we can stop the children from getting the drugs, and they can also get a proper support network, and then if they can’t quit the drug, they will have a better chance of surviving their smoking years and living to a healthy old age,” he told BBC News.”
There’s really no point in smoking a cigarette now.
“It’s a very, very bad idea.”
This is not a problem for children at all.
We can all live a healthier, more productive life.
“The findings have huge implications for smokers.
Dr. Mark M. Hannon, chairman of the Tobacco Research Centre at the University, said the findings showed that, when smoking is stopped, there is no harm to children who smoke.”
They’re still very much addicted, but at the same time, there’s no longer a need to be addicted to nicotine, because you’re not using it to get the same effect,” he explained.”
So the harm from tobacco use has been reduced.
“The study also found that the impact on smoking is most pronounced for older people.”
That is, the older you get, the more likely you are to smoke and have problems with your breathing,” said Prof Hannon.”
People who smoke older are more likely to have breathing problems and also develop lung problems, which is a serious problem.
“Professors Dr Peter Hargrell and Dr Alan D. Wittenberg from the School of Medical Sciences at Imperial College said the study showed that tobacco products were not the problem.”
I think the important thing to remember is that we’re not talking about people smoking in a way that is not harmful to themselves, and that we are not talking of people smoking for a very long time,” said Professor Hargrea.”
In fact, the most obvious example of that is smoking in front of a TV, and you get a very strong craving for nicotine.
“That’s not something we’re going to try and do as an adult, but it’s something we do occasionally.”
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