Many Teens Wrongly Believe That Light Smoking Is Safe

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Many teens wrongly think light or occasional smoking isn’t bad for them, according to an analysis of a nationwide youth survey. “Our findings suggest that decades of anti-tobacco work have succeeded in convincing adolescents that heavier smoking patterns are dangerous,” said lead author Stephen M. Amrock of the New York University School of Medicine. But they are wrong to think that lighter smoking is not very dangerous, he said. “Even...

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