A new study has found that teens of a parent who smoked — even if the mother or father quite before the teen was born — are more likely to smoke that those with nonsmoking parents, according to an article on USNews.com.

Additionally, teens who have an older sibling that smokes also raises the odds they will pick up the habit.

Researchers say the findings show educating young children about smoking at any times in their lives could have an influence, and preventative efforts should target households with heavy-smoking parents to try to break the cycle of influence on older siblings.

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