My husband and I are constantly discussing smoking with our kids and why they shouldn’t do it. It becomes challenging when we have friends over who do smoke, so it’s helpful to give the kids the basic facts. That’s why this terrific infographic could be helpful the next time with your kids about smoking.
The infographic covers scary statistics like 20 times more people are killed by cigarettes than are murdered in the US. Also, if the breakdown of what actually is in cigarettes – like ammonia, butane and rocket fuel – doesn’t turn your kids off, I don’t know what would.
One thing that it doesn’t cover is that smoking makes you look much older than you are, because it damages your skin. That’s great, I guess, when you’re 16 and want to look 26. But it’s horrible when you’re 45 and look 60.
How do you talk with your children about the dangers of cigarette smoking?