JoinTogether.org reports on teens who are influence by seeing tobacco ads. The article states new research corroborates that teens exposed to tobacco ads are more likely to smoke, and are not simply more susceptible to advertising, Reuters Health reported Jan. 18.
According to a study abstract, researchers surveyed 2,101 teens between 10 and 17 who had never smoked and followed up over nine months. The teens were shown ads from which all branding had been removed for six brands of cigarettes and eight commercial products. After nine months, 13 percent of the youth (277) had begun smoking.
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