There's no denying it, smoking parents lead to smoking babies. Of course, secondhand smoke is directy harmful, but have you considered the longer-term impacts of smoking in front of your little ones?
Research shows that attitudes and behaviors towards smoking are learned early on. While still in the adolescent stage, children look upon their smoking parents favorably. Be it while chatting with friends, after a big meal, or sprawled out on the living room couch–smoking looks great! It's not until later that kids then realize, the more the merrier.
Understanding the reasons and setting a good example can eliminate peer pressure as an influencing factor.