Adolescents and smoking: The first puff may be the worst

Klein, Jonathan D.
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/1/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 3, p262
Academic Journal
Comments on a study on the natural history and course of onset of cigarette use among grade 7 students. Confirmation by the study of the idea that the youth are at special risk of nicotine addiction; Need for a heightened awareness of the dangerous addictive potential of nicotine; Significance of preventing children and youth from starting to smoke and to protect them against exposure to smoking, either in the form of secondhand smoke or pro-smoking imagery in the media.


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