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Nearly a third of children in India want to smoke when they grow up, study finds

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 14 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6149
  1. Tamoghna Biswas
  1. 1Kolkata

More than two thirds of young children from six low and middle income countries can identify at least one brand of cigarette correctly from the logo, a study has found.1

For the study researchers asked 2423 children aged 5 and 6 from six countries (India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Brazil, the Russian Federation, and China) about cigarette brands and logos, their exposure to tobacco advertising, and their desire to smoke in the future. The countries were …

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