According to a new study which was conducted at the University of Toronto, the children of divorce or separated parents may have a higher tendency to smoke as they grow older. In fact, out of 19,000 U.S. adults, the odds of having smoked 100 or more cigarettes is increased by 39 and 48 percent for sons and daughters of parents that are separated or divorced.
In the study from the University of Toronto, evidence showed that people whose parents had divorced when they were children were at a significantly increased risk to initiating smoking. The researchers never proved that the children of divorced parents actually turn to cigarettes as a coping mechanism after a separation, but they did learn that people whose parents had divorced tended to smoke in general.
Divorce has been linked to other unhealthy habits as well. Children of divorced parents have been reported to drink more alcohol, be more likely to turn to drugs, and to fall into depression. This is because for many small children, watching a family split can be relatively traumatizing. Yet it does not always have to be this way. If you are able to hire a patient and hardworking divorce attorney and negotiate a civil split with your spouse, your children may hardly feel the effects of the separation.
While the lawyers at Claery & Green cannot vouch for your child and determine how he or she will react to the split, the attorneys at this firm can do all that they are able to make your divorce as simple and clean as possible. A Claery & Green attorney will try to keep your family close and connected as they work towards a solid split from your spouse. You will want an attorney with you during your case as there are many choices that you will need to make. Hire a
Los Angeles family lawyer today for more information!