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Peers and parents may have influenced drop in childhood smoking

July 11, 2018, 11:32 am by Reuters Health News

(Reuters Health) - Two consecutive generations of children in the UK had dramatically different rates of smoking at an early age, and one major reason may be the changing socioeconomic status and behaviors of their parents and friends, researchers say.


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