Tobacco control

Parenting and smoking. In Fact

10 Aug 2011

In 2010, the majority (90%) of parents/caregivers of children aged five to 16 thought that they had influence over whether their child starts to smoke or not. Around three in four (76%) thought they could prevent their child from starting to smoke, and around one-half (47%) had set rules with their child about not smoking. Around six in ten (61%) told their child they didn’t want them to smoke, and almost all (97%) thought their child did not smoke at the time of the survey.