Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds (HealthDay)


Tobacco advertisements really do prompt teenagers to smoke, say the authors of a new study of German teenagers. Published in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics, the study found that public school students who saw the most ads were 46 percent more likely to try cigarettes than those who saw no tobacco ads. Dartmouth Medical School Professor James D. Sargent worked with the researchers on the study and comments on the findings.

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