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New Study on Childhood Smoking

A research report in the November edition of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that even one cigarette smoked before age 10 nearly doubles the probability of habitual smoking. This study adds urgency to the need for parents to keep cigarettes away from kids and for school districts to provide a tobacco free environment that minimizes opportunities to try - and later become addicted to - cigarettes. The study by the Chapel Hill Center of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation is the first to measure smoking habits of one group of kids from third grade to teen-age years.

For more information about this study, Download and read the full report in PDF format.
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