Abused Children Prone to Smoking More as Teens and Adults

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According to a paper found online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers have learned people are apt to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but tend to smoke more if they were abused and have a history of smoking.

Researchers note that it's crucial that public policies should be properly aligned in preventing kids from smoking in the first place since tobacco use often escalates in adolescence.

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Chris Blackwood is the founder of Helping Neighbourhoods Implement Change, a social enterprise that offers transformational mentoring to help change the lives of at-risk youth within the Canadian society.

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