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What are signs that my child is smoking?

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  • Signs include: Smoke smell on clothing
  • Coughing
  • Throat irritation
  • Hoarseness
  • Bad breath
  • Worse athletic performance
  • Getting colds more often
  • Stained teeth and clothing (which also can be signs of chewing tobacco use)
  • Shortness of breath

SOURCES: 

National Center For Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: "Youth and Tobacco Use.'' 

KidsHealth.org: "Kids and Smoking."

CDC: "Fast Facts."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Center For Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: "Youth and Tobacco Use.'' 

KidsHealth.org: "Kids and Smoking."

CDC: "Fast Facts."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

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