Don’t admit if you did inhale

A study suggests if parents pretend they had a drug and smoke-free past, their adolescent children are less likely to pick up the unhealthy habits.

US experts in health communication and information management surveyed 253 Latino and 561 European American sixth to eighth graders about the conversations they had with their parents about alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana. 

They found when parents had targeted conversations in which they conveyed anti-substance use beliefs, their children had a higher level of anti