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Movie smoking can cause teen smoking

(KWWL) -- Watching actors smoke on the big screen can have the same impact on your teen.

Researchers followed the movie-watching habits of more than 1,700 pre-teens over seven years.

While they already knew kids were more likely to try smoking if they saw it on screen, they found a more alarming result.

Those who were exposed to the most amount of movie smoking were twice as likely to become established smokers than those with little exposure to movie smoking.

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