Prevention efforts needed after new study shows girls use smoking as a way of getting through tough times

A study was conducted on the relationship between adolescent smoking and moods. The result of the study showed that girls are more strongly affected than boys when it comes to dealing with difficult times. Girls tend to smoke more when they are stressed. These results suggest more prevention efforts are needed to combat adolescents from picking up the habit of smoking, which can lead to long-term affects and health risks. Prevention efforts include how girls can better handle tough times and to regulate their moods without smoking.

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