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Can smoking addiction be inherited?

We don't know if addictive behaviors are genetic, or if being around others with addiction teaches them. Either way, children of smokers (as well as drinkers and drug abusers) are more likely to share their parents' addictions. This is another good reason to make a big effort to stop these unhealthy behaviors with the birth of your children.

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