Only one quarter of the Swiss population smokes. And from a very young age children know that smoking is dangerous for the health. You know it too, and you must continue saying so. Children don’t like the smoke and often complain when parents smoke. But upon reaching adolescence, this can change.
At the age of fifteen, 9 young people out of 10 do not smoke. Your child probably knows teenagers who smoke, and may want to try.
It’s the opportunity to talk about smoking. You must try to know what your teenager thinks. One can talk about it upon seeing information about smoking, watching a TV series or talking to a friend who smokes. The idea is not to subject them to a conference, but to provide them with information that makes sense. One should repeat that smoking is very dangerous for your health on the long-term.
State clearly that you are against any kind of smoking. It is a very good way to help your child never to start. Even if you smoke yourself. In that case, explain to them why you smoke.