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School attendance, refusal skills combat smoking risk in youth
Date:10/26/2010

hat smoke are more likely to smoke. The findings also indicate that demonstrating refusal to smoke is related to non-smoking in teens.

"Asian teens prioritize group memberships as more important than individual self-interests," Yu said. "Increasing refusal assertiveness can help youth avoid smoking. Programs should focus on teaching refusal skills to all teens because peer smoking is a strong predictor of smoking, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity."


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Contact: Emily Martin
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573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia
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