Growing up, she loved our next door neighbor Linda but Linda smoked and Linda smoked a lot. A study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found that physicians treating children and adolescents need improved smoking cessation counseling skills and practices. Let them know that you love them no matter what and that you understand the lure of smoking, but you don't approve of it. Use loved ones, friends, neighbors or celebrities who've had tobacco-related illnesses as real-life examples of the harm tobacco use can cause. Sign up now Teen smoking: 10 ways to keep teens smoke-free Want to prevent teen smoking?