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Preventing Teen Smoking: Peer Influence
A recent study* finds that teens that have friends who smoke are up to 10 times more likely to become regular smokers themselves, compared to teens that do not have cigarette-using friends.
Good Parenting Action Point:
* Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (8/02)
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Hope this helps tame some of your day-to-day little beasties.