Popular teens are more likely to smoke Keck School of MedicineThomas W. Valente
Popular students are more likely to smoke cigarettes than their less popular peers, a new study shows.
“That we’re still seeing this association more than 10 years later, despite marginal declines in smoking, suggests that popularity is a strong predictor of smoking behavior,” says Thomas W. Valente, professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
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