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Arch Dis Child. 2007 December; 92(12): 1118–1119.
Published online 2007 July 25. doi:  10.1136/adc.2007.122754
PMCID: PMC2066087

Smoking habits of parents attending a children's hospital


This exploratory study surveyed 418 parents attending a paediatric hospital in order to establish their smoking habits and preparedness to quit. We found that 27% were current smokers, of whom 81% were willing to try and quit in the near future. These and the parent's other responses to a questionnaire will be used to develop a programme of smoking cessation for parents attending a children's hospital.

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