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Media-Literate Teens Less Likely to Smoke | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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Teaching teenagers to understand and evaluate media messages, including advertising, may make them less likely to become smokers themselves, according to research in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

While one in five students reported smoking, those who scored higher on the research’s “smoking media literacy” score were significantly less likely to be smokers or become smokers in the future.

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