Smoking - information for parents
Tobacco is one of the largest causes of preventable death and disease in Australia. Every year more than 15,000 regular smokers in Australia die from a smoking-related illness and most of those people started smoking before they turned 18. However, the majority of teenagers don’t smoke.
Children often model their
Encourage children to talk about the dangers of smoking and actively support healthy lifestyle choices. The risks of
Resources for parents
- The Women’s and Children’s Health Network – Parenting and Child Health
- Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - Give up smokes
- Quit Now.
Information and support
For information and support to quit smoking:
- download My QuitBuddy on:
- talk to your GP or health professional.