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New meta-analysis shows peer influence doubles smoking risk for adolescents

20:00 EDT 20 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of Pennsylvania) Having friends who smoke doubles the risk that youth ages 10 to 19 will pick up the habit, finds new meta-analysis of 75 longitudinal teen smoking studies. This influence is more powerful in collectivistic cultures than in individualistic ones.

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