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Teenage smokers fail to recognise health risks

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1501

Britain's teenage smokers have little idea of the risks associated with smoking, according to a MORI survey published this week. The survey, commissioned jointly by several antismoking groups, found that about two thirds of smokers of school age thought that the health risks from smoking were not very important. Conversely, only about a quarter of the non-smokers held this belief.

More than 4500 children were interviewed for …

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