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Teen Smoking Influenced by Middle-School Peers, Parents

(4/16/2013)

Teen Smoking Influenced by Middle-School Peers, Parents
Psych Central
April 15, 2013

New research suggests middle school peer groups influence an adolescent’s smoking behavior more than high school friends.  The University of Southern California study on how friends’ and parental influence on cigarette smoking changes from junior high to high school is found in the Journal of Adolescent Health.  Investigators determined that intervention to counteract friends’ influence may have more of an effect in junior high than in high school, and that parents remain influential on smoking behavior through high school — indicating another possible intervention target.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/04/15/teen-smoking-influenced-by-middle-school-peers-parents/53768.html

 


Keywords: teen, smoking, influence, middle school, peers, parents



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