Does Smoking Run in Families? Malia Obama Picks Up Dad’s Bad Habit

One of President Barack Obama’s daughters, Malia Obama, was caught smoking what appeared to be a cigarette at the annual Harvard-Yale football game on Saturday. Barack Obama also smoked, though he quit his daily habit by the time he became president. But could he have passed the deady practice on to his daughter?

It’s entirely possible. Several large studies have found becoming addicted to cigarettes, having more difficulty quitting and having a higher chance of getting lung cancer due to smoking may all have a genetic component.

Does Smoking Run in Families - Malia Obama Picks Up Dad's Bad Habit

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